Thursday, December 15, 2011

'Tis the Season

I started submitting again this week.  I know, I know--I said I was going to submit a while ago, back when I posted my query (which is better now, by the way), but I sort of kind of hate querying and only submitted a few more. Which upped my total queried agents to about 25.  Anyway, to make a long story short, I am actually happy with my query (finally! those things are difficult!), so I started sending it out this week. A lot.

And I'm getting partial and full requests! Multiple ones! It is a strange and exciting thing (I sort of expected silence in December, but this is better.  Yay!)

I've been waiting on a couple of other agents for a while, which is one of the reasons I wasn't submitting to new ones.  But it feels good to get some more pages out there (Writer's House?!?), and there's the plain fact that I need to find the right reader for my book.  I don't like every book I pick up, even ones that come with enthusiastic recommendations, and it makes sense that agent's tastes will also vary.

Here is a fairly long video of Holdman Christmas lights from 2010. This year their lights are at a mall (which makes sense, given the amount of traffic they must attract), but here's some songs and snow at their house. 'Tis the season!


  1. Hi! I'm visiting from the Deja Vu Blogfest. Congrats on your requests for your manuscript from agents. A very positive first step!

    Kim Van Sickler

  2. Hi, Brenda! Checkin' in from the Déjá Vu blogfest but I'll check back again when you post. :) Good for you with all submitting you've been doing! That's really exciting. I hope you get the news you want soon. Good luck and have fun! Have a great weekend!