Monday, November 8, 2010

Killing Hamlet: No Longer In My Hands

At long last, I have sent the latest version of Killing Hamlet off to my agent. I hit "send" at 12:38 AM this morning, and then I went to bed. This followed a several-hour session of entering corrections into the ms (I did one more round of revisions last week; Mighty Reader had some excellent suggestions) and I'll be happy to not see this book for a couple of months. I will spend the holiday season regrouping, reading, and thinking about my next book. I am not NaNoWriMo-ing. I'm not that brave.

11 comments:

  1. I give you an A for effort! Hopefully an editor will give you money instead.

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  2. First I need my agent to get excited enough about the book to pitch it to editors. I probably won't hear anything back from him until after New Year's Day, so I'm trying to be all cool and stuff about things.

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  3. Hmm, I wonder how much your story has changed since I last read part of it. Eventually you'll just have to throw in zombies or something highly creative (haha!) like that.

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  4. J-man: It's totally zombie Hamlet versus the vampires of Denmark. Because vampires and zombies have never been done. I rule!

    Rick: Thanks! Any word back from your agent re a certain Xmas title?

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  5. To feed, or not to feed: that is the question.

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  6. Congratulations and good luck! There is nothing as agonizing as waiting to hear back. If you're like me, you're checking your email an embarrassing number of times each day even when you know there's no way someone could have read it that fast, but hang in there. And remember -- it's still the same, great book you sent off no matter what else happens.

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  7. Eli: Thanks! I don't expect to hear back from my agent until after the holidays, so I have plenty of time to relax and consider future projects. Though I'm still checking my email far too obsessively!

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  8. Woohoo! That's got to feel fabulous. Congrats!

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  9. Well I loved the book. You know deep down in your heart that is all that matters. Haha, yeah right. :)

    Good luck on your note taking for the Antarctica project! More cold, snow, and ice! Whee!

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