Thursday, April 9, 2009


So much of the writing life is measured out in slow dribs and drabs. It takes months - sometimes years - to plot, research, write and rewrite a novel. Then comes the dubious task of getting it out there, as they say. No quick fixes on that front, either.

But, every so often there comes a flurry of activity.

Such a thing has happened to me.

With A Name Like Love is the third novel I have finished...the first one that I am actively seeking representation on (yanno, a literary agent). After researching and querying a small and select group of agents who I believe would be a good fit for me and my work, the flurries came.

I was tickled to hear back with one partial request and two full requests (one of which is on a one week exclusive until this coming Monday...the other is so graciously holding on to her partial and advised to send the full post exclusive).

Now, I am fully aware that a request to review the manuscript does not mean anything other than an initial interest in the piece. Still, it is thrilling to imagine finding the right agent to partner with -- someone who believes in my work, who loves my characters as much as I do and who has the professional ability to help me find its way to print.

Say a prayer for me and my little stories!

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Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Your book is incredible, and I am not at all surprised you have such interest in it. I love your writing, am excited about your blog and am proud to be in your Wad.

Janice said...

Welcome to blog land. I am so excited to start reading you!

Kristi said...

Congrats on your new blog and best of luck with your writing! Love and miss you all.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm so glad you've entered the blog world!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Tess! I'm excited to read more about you. Good Luck with your writing adventures.

Sharon aka Sapphire said...

Congratulations! I knew Ollie would find a home. You have such beautiful voice. I have a feeling With a Name Like Love will be a classic!