The agent responded to MY response, (if agents don’t understand the need to drink, no one does) with another nice email. She encouraged me to revise carefully and get in touch with her again. It’s great to have an opening with an agent, for SURE. and she also gave me a more detailed critique. The first email suggested changes which could be dealt with pretty easily, while this one mentioned losing one of the characters. Much tougher to do.
At my last writer’s conference, our keynote speaker was an author named Evelyn Coleman. She was GREAT, but she told us that once she’s completed a novel, she DELETES it and STARTS OVER. Did I mention she’s crazy? Or so I thought….
Oh well, at least I know what I’ll be doing for the next few months – revising, revising, and revising. And by revising, I mean drinking. But you knew that already.