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ajkjd01
06-02-2008, 04:13 PM
So I swore up and down that I wasn't going to submit my novel again until after the conference I'm scheduled to attend in August, but last night, after several hours of working on submission research and rewrites on another project, I could not help myself. I sent an equery at about 930 pm.

I'd done the research, and that particular agent (I don't want to say who...afraid I'll jinx myself) says on her website that she asks for partials first and then fulls, and it takes about 3 weeks to respond.

I came in to the office this morning, and found a response asking for the full as soon as I can send it, and the response was time-stamped thirty minutes after I'd sent the query.

This is my first request for a full. My brain has just about shut down, and I've got so much adrenaline flowing right now that I'm having to correct every other word I type because I'm misspelling everything. I so have to actually get my brain to re-boot; I've got a long hard day at work at my day job today.

Wish me luck!

IHeartWriting
06-02-2008, 04:18 PM
Good luck!

(and try breathing, lol)

sheadakota
06-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Wow! A full from a query alone! That is fantastic!!!

Elaine Margarett
06-02-2008, 04:28 PM
Best of Luck!

You must have struck a chord with this agent! I'm betting you have *just* the book she's been looking for; hence the rapid response.

Keep us posted! Oh, and maybe you should post that query letter that garnered you a full request~

:-)
EM

Calla Lily
06-02-2008, 04:29 PM
Woo-hoo! Crossing all possible digits for you!

HeronW
06-02-2008, 05:40 PM
WHOOO HOOO!
*helping Callalily61 walk with her toes crossed*

Mumut
06-02-2008, 05:53 PM
Fantastic. Well done!

Libbie
06-02-2008, 06:22 PM
No way, that is too cool! Congratulations - it sounds very hopeful indeed!

ajkjd01
06-02-2008, 07:21 PM
Just to clarify, it was at the query stage of the proceedings, but I had also sent the first 6 pages and a one page synopsis, as requested in the submission guidelines. So, it wasn't just a query letter, but still not much more than that.

I still haven't come down off the clouds yet.

Soccer Mom
06-02-2008, 07:28 PM
Wow! That means she loved the plot and your writing. That's amazing! Good luck.

an early tentative snoopy ----> :snoopy:

xiaotien
06-02-2008, 07:46 PM
/bootay shake!

/bootay shake!

wishing you oodles of luck!!! yay!!!!

melaniehoo
06-02-2008, 07:56 PM
Congratulations!!!

Julianne Douglas
06-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Good luck! It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it? Savor it!

dawinsor
06-02-2008, 09:03 PM
Oh congratulations! That's so great. You must be flying high.

kullervo
06-02-2008, 09:21 PM
Smart and successful agent research! Congratulations and well done!

ajkjd01
06-03-2008, 06:36 PM
Thanks for all the responses! I sent the full this morning by email, as requested. Now I just have to survive the waiting game.

Is it sad that when I sent the full this morning, I immediately wanted to sent a whole bunch more queries?

dgiharris
06-03-2008, 06:50 PM
Congrats.

That must be a great feeling, to not only have completed a book, but to get a request by an agent for a full.

I'm not sure if you can do it, but is there anyway you can OCD occupy yourself with another project. Try to forget about this one and focus on something else. It will make the time pass quicker.

Of course, that is easier said than done. ANyways, congrats, that is quite an accomplishment and I wish you all the best.

Mel...

Claudia Gray
06-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Good luck!

ajkjd01
06-04-2008, 12:21 AM
Congrats.

That must be a great feeling, to not only have completed a book, but to get a request by an agent for a full.

I'm not sure if you can do it, but is there anyway you can OCD occupy yourself with another project. Try to forget about this one and focus on something else. It will make the time pass quicker.

Of course, that is easier said than done. ANyways, congrats, that is quite an accomplishment and I wish you all the best.

Mel...

Oh...having another project isn't an issue...I'm working on another novel right now...as a matter of fact I spent my lunch hour rewriting the prologue and first chapter in the new project based on notes from my critique group.

Thanks all!

Karen Duvall
06-04-2008, 01:21 AM
This is great, aj! I'm sprinkling lucky dust in your direction. Hope all goes well!

K1P1
06-04-2008, 04:04 AM
Big Congratulations! Can you breathe yet? Sit down?

clara bow
06-04-2008, 06:21 AM
fingers crossed for you!

Susan B
06-04-2008, 06:51 AM
Congrats! Lots of luck and keep us posted!

BigRed
06-05-2008, 05:13 PM
Lucky dust sprinkles in your direction!! :e2fairy: Congratz! Keep us informed!

Saundra Julian
06-05-2008, 06:35 PM
Congratulations, break a leg!

Susie
06-05-2008, 06:36 PM
way2go and much good luck!

WriterInChains
06-05-2008, 07:07 PM
Congrats!

JJ Cooper
06-06-2008, 02:07 AM
Great. Well done and all the best.

JJ

Barber
06-07-2008, 01:37 AM
I only wish I'd tuned into this thread later so I could know how it turned out! You must be going nuts!!!

Congrats! WOOT!

ajkjd01
06-18-2008, 11:27 PM
Yeah...still waiting, but it's only been out for two weeks. I fully expect 1-3 months before I hear anything.

Still grinning like a fool. And forcing myself not to send more queries until I'm satisfied I've done enough research to send them.