Today I got a phone call
(and for those of you not in the writing biz, you WANT a phone call. Mail is usually bad news.)
Anyway I got a call (at work, no less) from an agent requesting a full (the term used when they want the whole thing) of my chick lit novel. I was in shock, tongue-tied and suddenly unable to calculate simple math. As I came to my senses, I realized, I already have an agent (who's doing a great job of getting it read by New York publishers...what more can I ask?)
I asked the woman when she received my query letter and she said it was dated August 2004...JEEZ!!!!! I could be dead by now... She further explained that she'd been busy. I'll say! It took her 9 months to open her mail??? Just another real-life example of how the wheels move ever so slowly in the publishing arena.
Anyway, she was very nice and told me to let her know when the book is published so she can buy a copy. Yeah, right...let's all hold our breath...