Apparently I spaced and forgot to announce a fairly momentous occassion last month. I was so busy with finals for school and family stuff over the holidays that my own news just flew out the window. I SQUEE’d like crazy all over Twitter about it, but I didn’t put it HERE. You know, this being the blog for news and update stuff.
TDT had quite the big day in mid-December. In one day, I got my first “no” from an agent for representation and a request for the full manuscript of TDT along with the first three chapters of my work in progress, Antigone’s Wrath! The “no” I was expecting, but the request for a full AND a partial? That’s insane! Of course, it wouldn’t have happened without the magnificent Kate Sherrod, who hooked me up BIG TIME.
Granted, I know it’s no guarantee that said agent will love TDT and/or AW, but getting those requests sent me over the moon. Being first time out the gate with a book, I know it’s uncommon to get that kind of request, so I’m thankful for even that. I can’t say much more than that about it, really, as I don’t know how much the agent knows about me or has read of either manuscript. I have no way of knowing which way they’re leaning.
All I do know, is that this waiting stuff SUCKS.
But, I’m trying to keep my mind off it by writing. With the partial out there, now I HAVE to finish AW this month. With the minions back in school, I have the free time, so there’s no excuses. Let’s do this!
I am appropriately jazzed now. I will let you know when/if I hear anything further!