Wednesday, 28 September 2011
The edge of glory
Tonight, we celebrate!
After thirty-three rejections, it seems my sample chapters of my novel have caught the eye of one particular agency in London! This happened just Monday. I have needed time to let it settle. I had to convince myself that the email sent was actually for me, and that I didn't read it wrong.
Tonight, I have officially sent the full manuscript, as requested, to Josephine Hayes at Bell Lomax Moreton Agency. After several recent hours of editing, deleting, adding, shaping, sculpting, agonizing, fretting, chewing my fingernails, losing sleep, telling my friends and family members, walking a little bit differently after now being officially deemed "interesting" by a complete stranger in the publishing world...I finally summoned up the courage tonight.
My finger, hovering the mouse cursor over the "Send" button, afraid to click it, afraid that the manuscript isn't perfect, that they'll hate it, feeling like I'm going to puke.
I've done it. It's done.
All I can do is go back to agonizing, fretting, chewing my fingernails, hoping.
So, I am, quite literally, standing on the edge of glory. And I'm hanging on the moment with you.