So. Is he cheering me on? Or screaming, “No!”
I’m sending out another submission to the next agent on my list. Technically it’s tomorrow, but this blog puts the next day’s date on late night posts.
I haven’t heard back from the first agent yet, but I’m thinking it might be better to start querying more often during the agent seeking process. Plus, it’s been five months and I think I need to work a little harder on the “getting this career going” part of the writing process.
Besides, I met this agent in Dallas and had an absolute blast with her. She had me rolling. Or I would have been if I hadn’t been squished in a small booth in a dark restaurant where we had to cook all our food in a pot of boiling oil…
LOL! Can you tell the fondue experience wasn’t my favorite? But the hilarious conversation with this agent certainly was. Plus, our personalities seemed to mesh.
I’ve always felt I should query agents one at a time–as you’re supposed to with editors. I heard repeatedly in Dallas that even agents expect authors to query several at a time. But old habits are hard to break, eh? I’ve waited even though this agent gave me her card and asked me to send her something. I’d already sent the first submission out to someone else.
I keep thinking, “What if they both want me?” I hate letting anyone down, so I’ve avoided this situation. (Yeah, the odds are astronomical… I know… heh heh.)
So, cross fingers, toes or any other weird dangly oddities you may have.
I’m ready to get this show on the road. Book Two is calling loud and clear! It already has a wicked title, several creepy scenes written and an outline.
Hey, what are your thoughts on writing the second book in a series if you haven’t sold the first? Honestly, I’ll write the book regardless because I can’t NOT write it. I love these characters and have a great story arc for the series. At least I like it.
Kind of hopeful others do, too. 🙂