Then the magic began. Both agents wanted to represent me. It wasn't a real problem. One liked my manuscript, Andrea LOVED it. I wanted that kind of enthusiasm working for me.
After signing with her in January, she took on the job of pitching to editors. I took on my own issue. Unexpected bleeding that turned out to be more than just uncomfortable. In many ways 2010 has been like a novel.
An OUTER Journey:
- Me vs. "tumor behaving badly,"
- Me reading countless rejections - yes, even agents sometimes get form rejections.
- Me obstinatly insisting that I would go on my planned vacation, in spite of it's nearness to my surgery
And an INNER Journey:
- Learning that I wasn't alone as countless people rallied to help me
- Learning to enjoy the rejections, especially when one said the ending was too predictable and another that the ending came out of the blue and needed more foreshadowing.
- Learning that it only takes one acceptance, and having that come in March, 2010 as I sat alligator watching during that vacation.
The deal Andrea formed with Westside Books called for for the story I called Pull My String, and they renamed PULL, to be published in October.
Next - The six-month race to the finish.