Friday, September 26, 2008

And It Begins

It's done. No more procrastinating. No more obsessive rewrites. It's in the mail and I can't get it back.

I have just returned from the post office, where I have finally sent my novel (technically just a query letter, short synopsis, and the first five pages) GUARDING THE HEALER to my top choice agent.

Yeah, I know. I should send my novel to more than one agent, and I will. Sending to the one was stressful enough. I'll get to the others in a few days.

But now it begins. A whole new level of stress and agony. Days and nights where I check my inbox with OCD fervor. And I thought the stress of submitting my short stories was bad.

So, after all this time, I'm taking the plunge. I'll let you all know when I touch down.

7 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, exciting times. And there's nothing wrong with waiting to hear from your number one agent first. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Jamie Eyberg said...

congrats. I look forward to that anticipation one day. Wow! Keep us updated.

Gabriel said...

Thanks for the good thoughts Catherine and Jamie. I'm sure it will be 4 -6 long weeks before I hear anything, though.

Chris said...

Congrats, and good luck!

Gabriel said...

Thanks Chris. I got confirmation of delivery this morning and I felt my blood pressure shoot up.

Chris said...

I've been there, my friend. You start flinching every time the phone rings. You open your mailbox like you expect to find a bomb.

Oh, and just to complicate matters, a good half of my partial requests came in my SASE -- so don't assume if you see it in there it's necessarily a rejection.

Gabriel said...

I'll keep that in mind.