I never thought I would ever get to this point, EVER! Last Saturday I submitted my Query to 8 different agencies. And you wouldn’t believe it but I GOT MY FIRST REJECTION LETTER! I know, that sounds silly to be excited about a rejection but I gotta say, I am so very excited about it. It means someone read my Query, an agent actually read my query and possibly even my first chapter. The best part, they didn’t say it was bad or cut me off in a horrible way, they were very kind and honest. “I don’t believe I am the best agent for you, but my job is very subjective and I have no doubt you will be able to find the agent to fit your needs with this manuscript.”
It was wonderful. Perfect. It filled me with a sense of, it’s REAL!
Second good news, I finally submitted my manuscript to Beta Readers. Complete and total strangers. I sent my request of readers out into the ether and I have 5 beta readers. It’s wonderful. The best part about it is that only 1 day later two of my readers came back saying the love the first chapter! They are hooked and can’t wait to read more. That’s just AMAZING!! To know that someone is anxious, excited and looking forward to gobbling up the words I slaved and toiled over for YEARS of my life….it’s a HUGE relief I gotta say. I am over the moon. And I am hoping, FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED, that I can land an agent within the year.
And third amazing dollop of goodness in my writing life, my cover artist started working on my cover art! HUZZAH! I can’t wait to share this with you as soon as it’s done. So much excitement in one month. I am a barrel of smiles, a vat of giggles and a mountain of fantastic emotion.
Needless to say, today I am wiggling with excitement!