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Tburger
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!

alleycat
06-04-2008, 04:15 PM
Congratulations!

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

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

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

ajkjd01
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!

Barber
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!

Barber
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.

Red-Green
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.

Blondchen
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...

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

BigRed
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!

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

Blondchen--:roll:

Tburger
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...

Blondchen
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.

Barber
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.

wickeddj
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!

Tburger
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.

JJ

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

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

Bluestone
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!

CTaft
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.