To be honest, I had completely given up on the query letters/emails that I had sent to the original 15 agents/publishers on my first book.
I figured that if they hadn't replied since May/June that I wouldn't be hearing from them...well...ever.
To my surprise, I did get an email a few days ago. It was from an agent that I had sent an email query to.
I mentioned this in my last blog but it was a short but sweet note because I was blogging from my phone and unable to type very much at one time.
I had written that none of us should get too excited. Yes, someone asked for more to read, but it could easily end just there.
I am certainly not trying to diminish the importance of being asked for more.
As I wrote in response to a fellow blogger, I am just 'cautiously optimistic'.
I want to jump up and down, but I know me, I know my luck.
I don't have any.
Best not to jinx myself any further.
It was excellent timing though. I had just finished up 'fixing' my story and going through each and every page. I mean...just...finished. So that was handy.
I had to go to a family wedding this past weekend. Only one person asked me what I had been doing with my life but I was able to say that I was submitting my manuscript to agents and publishers and working on my second book.
It was pretty cool.
I still didn't use the word 'writer'.
What's that Colonel Sanders? Chicken?
So, to sum up. I am very grateful that someone wants to read more of my work. I hope they want to read the whole thing eventually. But I will understand if I don't hear from them.
I won't like it, but I will understand.
Meanwhile...I am working on book two. Since working on the first one I felt it was necessary to go through everything I had already written. It still flows pretty good. I like how things ended. I got a bit of writing in after that but not too much. Perhaps more tomorrow.