View Full Version : Full requested - quick question

06-03-2008, 03:56 PM
I just got my first ever request for a full, and so I wrote back and asked if I could take 2-3 weeks to go over my manuscript one last time. The agent wrote back and said sure, but the sooner I sent it the better. Did I make a mistake by asking for a couple of weeks? Too late now, but I hope I didn't just screw myself.

06-03-2008, 04:14 PM
I wouldn't worry- its not like they are checking the mail every two minutes to see if its there yet- the agent I sent my full too has had it for 20 weeks and just started reading it- I sent it out the next day after she requested it.

OneTeam OneDream
06-03-2008, 04:34 PM
Not a mistake that's going to "kill you," but I wouldn't do it the next time...makes you sound unprepared like "Oh no, I didn't think anyone was going to ask for it."

06-03-2008, 06:10 PM
Yeah, I kind of agree with OneTeam. Assuming your work is really good, it won't destroy you. However, requesting more time is somewhat unprofessional. It's only natural to think you would be completely prepared before sending out submissions for your work.

06-03-2008, 08:12 PM
I agree. When you query you should be prepared to send it. What you may be having now is second thoughts - at any rate 2 to 3 weeks is a long time for a quick spell check/edit...

cate townsend
06-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Congratulations, Tburger. Now... send it out!!!

Your concept and writing has already hooked them. If you're still worried, send it out to that one agent and don't query any more until you feel you can submit it right away. There's enough waiting going on in this process. Why add to it?

Good luck.

06-03-2008, 11:46 PM
/bootay shake!! t burger!

and no, i wouldnt' have asked. i doubt
they'd notice if two weeks went by anyway.

good luck!!!

06-04-2008, 12:11 AM
Whatever you do now, send it well before the 2-3 weeks have run. Will make you look responsive and someone who can meet a deadline. g.

06-04-2008, 01:46 AM
Thanks, y'all.