Hello, Kiddies! Sorry I haven’t posted in over a week but I’ve been busy, you know, writing and stuff. Now, without further ado, I give you this week’s post:
I have finished my 1 millionth revision for my urban fantasy novel. Changes were made after an agent (I was referred to her by one of her star clients) requested that I add a prologue. Then I decided to add a mini sub plot as well because my initial polish landed me with 62,500 words, which is waaay to short for a fantasy novel, even though it is urban fantasy. My “final” manuscript is in around 80,613 words. She asked for a full after I made the changes. I told her during our 30-minute phone conversation that I would need a few months to add her changes as well as a few of mine, since she did mention that my manuscript was a bit on the short side (I called her because she wrote on my query to do so if I had any questions. She was not available when I called her, but she got back to me on a Sunday! How cool is that? Yay!)
I mailed the entire manuscript off last Tuesday, along with a copy of my original query letter to her, which contains her comments (front and back), a cover letter reminding her of everything, and my synopsis, which she edited as well. Whew! She received it on Thursday, which I know because I paid for a confirmation receipt. Now I will begin on the next book in the series as well as a short story.
Waiting for an agent’s response is a lonely process. Sure, you have your family, friends, and writer friends cheering you on, but at the end of the day, only your name may appear on that rejection; or possibly, you get a call. I hope that she calls me! Wish me luck, Kiddies!!