Thursday, March 06, 2008

An Agent Enters the Picture

Shnakvorum Rikoyoch (Greetings, friends).

After being quiet on this blog for a long time, I have amazing news. Last month I signed a contract with a literary agent for my novel Starfire. That agent is now sending the manuscript around to major publishers.

The above three sentences sound so factual. So easy. But how hard it has been getting to that point! I have written this novel, then rewritten and rewritten some more. First rewrites were of my own doing. Then when I finally decided it was ready to send to agents, I found a number of them interested, but I needed to do more rewriting at their request. I didn't know I could ever grow tired of my own novel, but after looking at its pages so many times, that's exactly what happened.

The day I signed with the agent was a major day of celebration around here. I showed up to Java Joint the next morning--with no laptop. That's right. I came just to enjoy the coffee and my friends. I figured I deserved some time off of writing. But half an hour after arriving, I didn't know what to do with myself. I found myself gazing at my table longingly, wishing for my computer. I must be a real author. Either that or I'm crazy.

(Wilbur says he knows the answer to that question.)

I will keep you posted about what happens. Unfortunately now it's another waiting game while editors look over the manuscript. My agent says I have a good chance of selling it, but I'm not getting excited about anything until I see my name on the dotted line of a publishing contract.

All right, maybe I'm a little excited ...


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