Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hurry Up and Wait

I know you should never put all of your eggs in one basket, but as any 5 year old during an Easter egg hunt will tell you, that’s a thing easier said than done.

I’ve been researching agents of late, and though I’ve come up with a short list, one agent is head and shoulders above the rest. All of my energy is pointed toward said agent and the others have fallen neglected to the side.

This is a top agent, but an approachable one. I know the odds are against me and I’ll have but one (two if I’m lucky) shot(s). My brain is screaming to spread out my research and blanket my agent list with queries, but my heart is whispering to slow down and do things right.

I may be setting myself up for a heartbreak but it’s too late now. I’m already filling my basket.

We’ll see how it goes.

In the meantime I sent another story, titled "The Mask of Deslow Mansion", to an anthology named Harvest Hill. If things go well then I won’t hear back from them until sometime after late June. Anything earlier is probably going to be a rejection.

So it’s hurry up and wait, like always.