Monday, October 10, 2011

Good News

First and foremost, I'd like to thank everyone who offered words of support on my last post.   I tried to respond, but for some odd reason my remarks kept disappearing into cyber space.  Is anyone else experiencing similar problems?  If so, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know how the issue was resolved.

Speaking of my last post, for those who are interested, I had an awesome experience at the JRW conference.  As many of you are aware, I was quite nervous about having to pitch my novel on Saturday.  Well, I'm pleased to report that my meeting went splendidly.  I met with Becca Stumpf, Literary agent with The  Prospect Agency.  She was very approachable, easy to talk to and positive.  Much to my surprise, she requested the first thirty pages of my story. 

Although this is the outcome I hoped for, I'm trying not to get too excited just yet.   I still have to polish my novel until it sparkles.  Then, the agent has to agree to take me on, etc.  Guess I'll take things one step at a time and see where I end up.

On a side note, I gathered interesting information about some major changes in the publishing industry.  I'll post about it in the next week or so, after I've had some time to sort through my notes.

If anyone can offer some words of wisdom about the next stages in the submission process, or any other advice about this,  I'm all ears.  Until next time, happy writing.