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Wayne K
09-26-2009, 10:43 AM
I don't know what to make of it. I queried, was asked for the first 100 pages. Based on that I received a request for a full, so I e-mailed to ask a question and got no response. Did that twice more over three weeks, no answer.

I figured, "Hey, it's September, the Jewish holidays may have her away from the job", or whatever her reason is. But then in B&BC, I see the agent is responding to several people there in minutes or hours.

WTF?

AngelaA
09-27-2009, 05:19 AM
How frustrating...I hate it when that happens...twitter makes it all the worse too. When you see them posting there when they should be responding to you...it sucks. But you have other fulls out don't you? I'd focus on something else for now; leave this one for a month and see what happens.

Wayne K
09-27-2009, 05:22 AM
Thanks Angela. I'm going to use the lull to revise and keep subbing. If she doesn't get back to me,I'll sell this ms to someone else.

popmuze
09-27-2009, 05:48 AM
Why don't you just send in the full?

Wayne K
09-27-2009, 05:51 AM
I might, but I'm wondering if she'll get it.

Wayne K
09-27-2009, 05:51 AM
Maybe I'll send it snail mail.

Judg
09-27-2009, 07:15 AM
Possible your last email got rerouted to a spam filter or something. And occasionally, believe it or not, it never gets there at all.

So email her again.

Wayne K
09-27-2009, 07:28 AM
I will Judg. If I don't hear back I'll call. It's a big agency and she seems to be very professional, so I think the spam filter thing (though I don't know what it is) is in play here.

Cassiopeia
09-27-2009, 07:39 AM
I will Judg. If I don't hear back I'll call. It's a big agency and she seems to be very professional, so I think the spam filter thing (though I don't know what it is) is in play here.If you have a contact number, I'd phone. Enough of the email thingy. :)

Renee Collins
09-27-2009, 09:01 AM
That's a frustration situation. :(

I agree with others that you should just send it. After all, they did request it.

Wayne K
09-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Thanks guys. My wife came up with a possible solution, which is to follow up through her e-mail address.

I didn't mention that I sent a requested ms to an agency last winter and waited eight weeks (as per the website) only to find that he never got it. I'm frustrated that technology is getting in the way of the gazillions of dollars I expect to make from this book. :D

scope
09-27-2009, 08:38 PM
I think you should give her a call and tell her what's been going on. If she's not in and an intern or someone else takes your call, tell them why you are calling and that you really need the agent to call you or send you an email a/s/a/p.

KTC
09-27-2009, 08:43 PM
Wayne...if asked for a full, send a full.

popmuze
09-27-2009, 08:54 PM
Yeah, I don't see why you have to interrupt the flow of good news with a question. Makes you seem, I don't know, like a potential problem client.

scope
09-28-2009, 12:45 AM
I think you should give her a call and tell her what's been going on. If she's not in and an intern or someone else takes your call, tell them why you are calling and that you really need the agent to call you or send you an email a/s/a/p.


Yes, in addition to the above (actually,before) I would send off the manuscript requested. Not much of a downside to do so. And then, if at this point the question(s) you have are improtant, call.

Wayne K
09-28-2009, 12:50 AM
I sent it a few minutes ago. Tomorrow I'll call and make sure they got it.

Thank you all, I appreciate the support and advice.

popmuze
09-28-2009, 01:54 AM
If the today you're talking about is Sunday, then I'm not sure they'll get it by Monday, post offices and fed ex being closed and all. Unless you're planning to hand deliver, I'd wait until Tuesday or Wednesday for the follow up call.

Reason for editing: Unless, of course, you're sending it by email (duh).

Still, tomorrow is a holiday, if your agent is of the Jewish faith.