Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good news!

So I got a letter in the mail yesterday, addressed in my own writing. I looked at in for a second in bewilderment before I realized what it was: a reply from one of the agents I had sent a query to. I wasn't very optimistic as I opened it, thinking the chance of a positive response was very small. After all, everything I've read and heard about querying has been overwhelmingly pessimistic. I pulled out a blue printed sheet and scanned it, finally noticing the red check at the bottom. Yes, that's right! She wants to see my complete manuscript! I think I may have squealed, for Clint came running, and I showed him. Hugs ensued and a bit of jumping up and down. Then we settled down to talk logistics. I needed to go the printer and make a clean copy.
$23.17 later, all 312 pages are neatly stacked and ready to mail out, which I'm about to head out and take care of. Then, it's just a matter of waiting. Waiting for her to read it, to decide whether she thinks it's marketable, and if so, to convince a publisher that it is.
Your prayers and good wishes are coveted.

9 comments:

Thad G said...

congrats Kir - that's awesome!

Macomb Money Savers said...

Amazing news! I'll keep praying...

Rebekah Drewiske said...

How exciting!! Congratulations! Lots of prayers for your continued success!!

Elizabeth said...

Kir! I am so proud of you. How exciting! I'll add my prayers to the many that are already being lifted up.

Dustin said...

Congrats, hope everything turns out well for you.

Kir said...

Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes. I'll keep you all posted.
PS: Hi, Dustin!

alli michelle said...

Yay, yay, YAY!

Dustin said...

Hi Mrs. Genthner

Quentin said...

Sounds sweet! I can't wait to read it! (and get my copy signed) :-P