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06-04-2008, 04:08 PM
I just sent out my first full to an agent. Nervous. Tired. Whatever! I've been working and re-working the thing for so long I don't even care anymore!!!! I was about to read through it one more time, check for typos for the thousandth time, when it ocurred to me: she read the query and liked it. She read the first three chapters and loved them - enough to ask for the whole manuscript. Regardless of whether she wants to rep me or not, I kind of think this has been an indication that maybe I can write - if not this book, maybe my second or third will find a home.

That's when I decided "to hell with it" and hit the send button. It's off my plate now!

06-04-2008, 04:15 PM

Calla Lily
06-04-2008, 04:19 PM
W00t! Now go get some sleep. :)

06-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Congratulations! A full off a partial is a very good sign.

06-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Fantastic attitude! congrats and join us over in the purgatory thread while you wait to hear!

06-05-2008, 12:53 AM
I'm right there with you; just sent my first full on Tuesday morning.

crossing fingers for both of us!

06-05-2008, 02:00 AM
Oooh! Even better than a full! It's a partial turned full--that's frickin' awesome!

I've had requests for full, but never a partial turn to one, so I can't even imagine how wicked that must feel. Kudos!

06-05-2008, 02:03 AM
Oh, and if you can manage it, don't even look at the MS until they get back to you...

I did another revision session on mine after sending it out and found some embarrassing sentences late in the book. Ignorance is bliss, LOL.

06-05-2008, 07:09 AM
Congrats! And yes, avoid that MS while the agent has it. Too many headaches from looking it over one last time.

06-05-2008, 07:57 AM
*pulls up a chair in Purgatory*

Wilkommen, mein Herr.

BTW, am I the only one who thought it was hilarious when, after FINALLY being asked to submit a full manuscript, I actually had no idea HOW to do it? I had to google it, which, fortunately, is how I found all you lovely people...

06-05-2008, 08:50 AM
Congratulations, Tburger, and good luck.

06-05-2008, 05:06 PM
Congratz! We're all pulling for ya!

Saundra Julian
06-05-2008, 06:36 PM
Way to go, congratulations!

06-05-2008, 11:57 PM
Congratulations! A full off a partial is definitely a good sign. Way to go!


06-06-2008, 01:03 AM
Thanks you guys - I'm totally nervous. So a full of a partial is a better sign than a full of a query? I have no idea what I'm doing...

06-06-2008, 01:13 AM
Thanks you guys - I'm totally nervous. So a full of a partial is a better sign than a full of a query? I have no idea what I'm doing...

Join the party, baby.

I'd say its a good sign. You can have a fantastic query without the writing to back it up. If they've read the partial, they like your writing style, now you just have to deliver with the whole enchilada.

06-06-2008, 01:29 AM
a full of a partial is a better sign than a full of a query?

No doubt. Those opening chapters are vital. If you can suck an agent in with them, you're leaps ahead of many.

06-06-2008, 01:41 AM
Congrats Tburger! (and after reading agents' blogs, yes, a full from a partial is encouraging indeed) Fingers crossed for you!

06-06-2008, 01:46 AM
Woot!!!! That's awesome. I had no idea. Now I'm even more nervous...

JJ Cooper
06-06-2008, 02:04 AM
Well done. Now leave that MS alone - no more editing. Keep researching agents and start a new project.


06-10-2008, 02:45 PM
Oh this is so exciting! Let us know what happens. Good luck!

06-10-2008, 03:26 PM
Congratulations! Now, don't forget to breathe! :)

06-10-2008, 07:41 PM
Congratulations! I feel for you, but this is such a great time to live in the excitement of the moment.

Keep us posted!

06-10-2008, 10:59 PM
I get to join the party! Last night got my first request for a full, off a partial as well. So, my fingers are crossed for all of us.