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JenNipps
10-13-2007, 04:17 AM
Today I had an appointment with an agent at the writers' conference I'm at. From my pitch and the query letter, she's requested the first 50 pages. :D

Shady Lane
10-13-2007, 04:19 AM
Ooh, congratulations! I'd be scared to death to pitch in real life.

Azraelsbane
10-13-2007, 04:21 AM
Ditto. And grats! :D

NiennaC
10-13-2007, 04:24 AM
How awesome! Congrats! :hooray:

JenNipps
10-13-2007, 04:24 AM
Thanks. :)

Want to know a secret?

I was absolutely, completely TERRIFIED!!!

My knees were shaking walking into the appointment. I know my voice shook some. Ack!! lol. But in spite of all that...... :)

NiennaC
10-13-2007, 04:29 AM
Thanks. :)

Want to know a secret?

I was absolutely, completely TERRIFIED!!!

My knees were shaking walking into the appointment. I know my voice shook some. Ack!! lol. But in spite of all that...... :)

You're so brave Jen! I don't think I could have done it. And to get a partial request to boot? Simply brilliant. Congrats again.

Saundra Julian
10-13-2007, 04:34 AM
Congratulations, Jen!

awatkins
10-13-2007, 04:37 AM
Jen!! :e2woo:

Way to go, girl! :Jump:

vfury
10-13-2007, 04:37 AM
Whoo! That's fantastic! God, I would have been terrified if that had been me; subbing and querying is difficult enough.

Chicken Warrior
10-13-2007, 04:58 AM
That's wonderful!

I had a presentation today; not big, important, or writing related, but I think everyone thought I was...pretty screwed, actualy. :D

You have a wonderful ability to make that impression :)

Jersey Chick
10-13-2007, 05:50 AM
What great news! I know how nervewracking pitch sessions are - I had one last year where the editor asked me about some of my favorite writers and my mind went pfzzt! :D

Congratulations and I'll keep fingers crossed for good news! :D :snoopy: :banana:

Sury
10-13-2007, 08:55 AM
That's terrific, Jen! I hope it translates into representation. GOOD LUCK! :)

Sury

maddythemad
10-13-2007, 10:28 AM
Wow, your bravery has payed off! Way to go, and I hope she requests the full! :snoopy:

Pike
10-13-2007, 10:47 AM
Yep, I'd get a healthy dose of Verbal Dyslexia and come across like a drunken dork. Major congrats!

Pike

Susan B
10-13-2007, 10:49 PM
Wow--good work! Best of luck!

Which conference, by the way? I've never been to one...

Susan

JenNipps
10-13-2007, 11:38 PM
It's the Ozark Creative Writers (http://www.ozarkcreativewriters.org) conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It's small but good. :)

Thanks, everybody. I really appreciate it. You can be sure this is the first place I'll post the news if she requests more of it. After the requisite phone calls, you know. :)

jenngreenleaf
10-15-2007, 12:04 AM
Jen! Congratulations!!!!! :snoopy:This is such great news! I can't wait to hear more . . . :D

Brenda Hill
10-15-2007, 11:33 AM
The first time I waited for my turn with an agent, I almost threw up in the hallway. I saved face only because the other writers looked chalky as well.

Congratulations on the request!

oarsman
10-15-2007, 04:50 PM
Congratulations, Jen!! :)

Kudra
10-16-2007, 06:52 AM
Fantastic! Congratulations and good luck!

ishtar'sgate
10-16-2007, 08:35 AM
Terrific news! Congratulations.
Linnea

JenNipps
10-17-2007, 08:16 PM
Thanks, guys. :)

She wants it by e-mail next week. Here's hoping I have 'Net access at the new place by then.

JenNipps
11-03-2007, 06:47 AM
This has to be the nicest rejection on record. I think if she had liked the style a little more, she would have taken it.

WordGypsy
11-03-2007, 09:50 PM
Aw bummer...I got here late but still want to congratulate you on the request~

jst5150
11-03-2007, 09:50 PM
Great news, Jen! Congrats!

Pike
11-03-2007, 10:49 PM
Crapcakes! Here's hopin' that nervous energy will net you another request and then a big, ol' honking sale.

Pike

JenNipps
11-04-2007, 07:18 AM
Crapcakes? I've got to remember that one. :)

Thanks, guys.

I'm giving it another go-over then I'm dragging out the list of agents I Had put together before the conference and will start sending out to them this next week.