Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Thursday's Children 12/6/12
As you may recall, last week I shared a bit about a phone call I had with an Agent-Person.
Things didn't go exactly as I expected.
Having unintentionally misled her about my inspiration for TENDRIL gave me this kind of feeling...
So, I emailed her and told her that I'd actually been inspired by my love of old cemeteries.
Here's a photo of Hope Cemetery in the town next to mine. I walk here a lot.
Well, guess what?
She adores old graveyards, lives near a fairly famous one, AND one of the things that initially appealed to her most about my book was the whole cemetery aspect.
She even promised to take me to that well-known graveyard if I'm ever visiting.
I would LOVE that. Here's a photo of it below.
Now because my week wouldn't be complete without an awkward moment, here's my second story.
Agent-Person #2 had asked for a full a couple of weeks earlier.
After Agent-Person #1 and I had our chat, I thought perhaps it was time to "nudge" a little.
It's always a good idea to have as many options as possible, just in case things don't go according to plan. My experience is certainly that they RARELY go according to plan.
So I dashed off an email saying that while I didn't have an offer,
I definitely had an indication of strong interest...
and when might TENDRIL reach the top of Agent-Person #2's To-Be-Read Pile?
Then about an hour later, while I was doing this on Twitter...
I saw that Agent-Person #2's child was having surgery.
Which led to this kind of feeling.
Until I discovered I'd gotten an auto-response.
Her query email was turned off because she's closed to queries until next year.
(That email was the one I'd used because it was the only one I could find).
So then, I was like...
A couple of hours later she emailed me (because she had read my email after all).
She asked how long she had. I emailed back to let her know-while at the same time apologizing for my crappy timing, and sending wishes for her child's speedy recovery.
She wrote back and told me not to worry,
if she hadn't wanted to look at email, she wouldn't have.
Remember that agents get inspired too, and having shared inspirations might even be what brings you and your eventual agent together.
Oh, and remembert that they are real people with their own problems.
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