Loyal readers, you know I’m an exceptionally busy girl. Five boys, a full-time job, aging parents, a dark chocolate habit to fund, 8ks to run. These things all take time. Lots and lots of time.
Oh, and did I mention I wrote another book?
It’s a contemporary romance called “Fatty Mattie and the Comeback Kid.”
What’s it about?
I thought you’d never ask! Here’s how I pitched it to three agents, three editors and one publisher at a recent writing convention:
“So, what do you think?” the absentee blogger asks the best readers ever as she nibbles away at her already short fingernails.
Before you reply, did I happen to mention that the three agents, three editors and one publisher found it “intriguing.” Some asked me to send them the first three chapters; some even asked for the full manuscript.
That was six weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been trying to keep busy, but still – I check my cell phone every half hour or so to make sure I didn’t miss THE CALL. You know the one. It goes kind of like this:
agent/editor: “Is this the new breakout novelist I’m hoping to sign?”
me: “Why, yes. As a matter of fact, it is.”
…and that’s about as far as my imagination will take me before I start hyperventilating.
While I am a firm believer that my most potent plate-spinning super power is patience, I have been tapping into my dwindling reserve on a daily basis. Good thing I have an ever-lengthy to-do list to distract me while I await THE CALL. Even New York Times bestselling authors have laundry to clean, children to feed and printer cartridges to replace, right?
At least I don’t have a dog that needs walking.