Monday, October 23, 2006

Back in the Race!

Okay, today was just an awesomely fabulous,incredible day.

Ask, why; go ahead.

Did you ask?

I don't care if you asked or not. Kristin's back in the running for my book!!!

*This is me doing the happy dance.*

But that's only the first reason.

My revised full is, at this very moment, on a truck headed to California for Nephele. She wrote me back (on Sunday,no less) and told me I had great timing because my manuscript had just reached the top of her pile. She said send the better version along. Whoo-hoo!

I have to say, that didn't take too long.

I've decide that October/November is a great time to sell your manuscript. The obvious reasons are because it's not summer (summer in the publishing industy sucks), it's not September when everyone is catching up from summer, it's not December (which is almost as bad as Summer), and it's not January when everyone is catching up from December. But the reason October/November are better than, say, February-April, is because November is NaNoWriMo (Nan-oh-ry-mo). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, November is National Novel Writing Month.And writers seriously freak out over this. They do NaMo marathons and try to finish like 50,000 words in one month. It's crazy!

So my take is that even if only ten percent of the writers take a short break from submitting to do their NaMo stuff, that's still ten percent. It also means that in early December agents are going to be awash in NaMo babies and will be wanting something not, to read instead.

Or maybe I'm just telling myself stuff I want to hear.*Shrug* But you know what? I don't care. I'm just happy I have a partial and a full of my revised book out. They should arrive in Cali and Denver on Wednesday.




Anonymous said...

Just FYI cause I see this all the time - it's spelled Kristin, not Kristen. For a while I thought you were referring to another agent before you put that link in.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and congrats on the requests - sounds like you're getting closer and closer!!

Maprilynne said...

Wow, I must need major brain surgery or something. However, I (somehow, I don't know, cuz I really had it in my brain that it was 'en') managed to spell it right on my query AND my cover letter. Yea for weird chances. I'll correct that.

I'm telling you, the stress of submissions!!! Makes you forget stupid things!!!


Maprilynne said...

*Back after edit* I'm embarrassed! She's been my favorite agent and top pick for like six months. *Ducks head* Big sigh.