In MemoriamSeptember 11, 2012
Root, Root, Root for the Home TeamOctober 14, 2012
I have been AWOL from this blog for a little while, and subscribers to my quarterly e-newsletter know the reason. A wonderful literary agent read the first three chapters of my novel earlier this year and asked me to make some revisions, which I did. Now that she”s read the entire manuscript, she”s come back to me and said that she”s “excited” about the book. She”s asked me to make some additional, relatively minor edits, which I think are appropriate, but she also made a point of saying several times that she thinks I”m “very close.”
When I asked her if this meant she would represent me or if that decision was contingent on her satisfaction with the next batch of edits, she graciously said that she would indeed be my agent. (At that moment, it”s possible that I blacked out for a few seconds—I can”t be certain.) She added that she normally doesn”t commit to a client until a manuscript is 100 percent Alle online casino er har desuden VIP-programmer, hvor high rollere bliver inviteret til at spille pa specielle borde, med indsatsgr?nser som almindelige spillere ikke har adgang til. ready to be sent out to publishers, but given how much time she”s already spent on me and how much she likes the story, she said that she was willing to make that statement. Having said all of this, I realize that nothing is set in stone until we sign an actual contract, and that”s why I”m not shouting her name from this blog, Facebook, Twitter, or the roof until we do actually commit our signatures to papyrus, but I am cautiously optimistic.
Now I must get back to work on making the edits so that I can proceed to the next step. My plan is to get them done by the end of the calendar year, if not sooner. In the interim—given the time I”ll need to spend editing as well as a million other major things going on in my life at the moment—I will be a little less active on this blog over the next few months than I”d like to be, but I do plan to post a new entry in the very near future. Here”s a tease on the subject: October, nostalgia, pinstripes…