Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Uncork the champagne, baby!

OK. I'm a little freaked out.

I sent out my first round of query letters to my first ten agents. Half of them I met this summer at a writers' conference, and they asked for me to send my synopsis and first three chapters when my book was complete. Two out of ten prefer email submissions, so I emailed them yesterday. The other eight I sent off today, on my way home from school.

I didn't expect to get an email response today. But I did, from both agents. One said, "Thanks for your query, but this doesn't sound right for us." I was expecting that. I was ready. I was NOT expecting the other one to say, "Dear Amy: I like this. Send me the next 25 pages. Look forward to the read." But it did.

No, it's not a deal, but it's the next step forward. And it's a step I didn't expect so soon. So, we're celebrating tonight.

Don't worry--I'll keep everyone up to date. At the rate I'm going, I'll be on my book tour by the end of the year.

6 comments:

some chick said...

let us know when you get a book deal - we'll buy champagne and celebrate all the way from california.

that is a BIG DEAL... WOO HOO!!!

jess said...

I am so happy for you! I first heard the great news from your very proud husband. I can't wait to see what's next. Congrats!

Emily said...

I love you and am proud of you!!! Yay! : )

brad said...

oh wow, aimz!

like, that doesn't just happen that often to first-time writers. amazing. but then, we who know of violet can hardly wait to see the next 25 pages tooo....

congrats. what a wonderful "fat tuesday/mardigras" thing on the eve of ash wednesday and the lenten season leading to resurrection and ascension ... apropos, my dear writer friend, most apropos indeed!

e said...

so...when you're famous...and oprah's new favorite...and sitting in that little circle of oprah's book club...and i'm watching you whilst enjoying flipping through the pages of the copy you sent me personally signed...

then i totally expect you to plug my new salon...where i TOTALLY expect you to come and sign copies of your book...while i give you an updo for the evening of wine and dining you will be in for...

dreams come true aimster...i'm so proud of you!

amy said...

You guys are all so great.

Thanks for all the support, and keep your fingers crossed!

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