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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