Friday, July 13, 2007

*EEEEEEE*

I heard from D.A. today. He's not completely sold on every point of my outline, but overall he thought it was a lot better. He pointed out what he saw as potential trouble spots and said to keep them in mind while I start rewrites. He wants the first 100 pages...and then we'll go from there.

So, rewrites will officially begin. I'm still limping along with changes to BTPM, so I may give myself this weekend to get as far as possible. Then I'll just have to juggle them both, I guess. The good news is that I've worked out a change with my summer classes to get two weeks off right before school begins. LOVELY. I need a big chunk of time to do nothing but concentrate on my books. I had planned to go out to Breck, CO for a week or so, but we'll see how far along I am at that point. The change of scenery might be what I need to get the juices flowing, though... Only thing is that I'm very easily distracted and honestly, there are soooo many things there to look at, to smell, to just bask in the glory of. (g) It'd be tempting to chuck all work and go be one with nature. :)

So, this is good news...pretty much what I hoped for. YAY. :)

20 comments:

Susan Adrian said...

Jen:

YAY!!!

So...um...is he your agent now? :)

Jenny said...

Hooray! Glad he liked it enough to give the green light. Now the fun begins. *g*

BTW, I finished BTPM.

Jen said...

Susan,

Thanks. (g) Ummm, I think we're still at the same point. LOL. Can't say for sure and I didn't ask. :)

Jen

Jen said...

Jenny,

Oh...you can't say that and not give me MORE. AND???? (g)

And thanks -- I'm super nervous/excited. This is all new territory for me -- never written from an outline before, or under such immense pressure. YEEK.

Jen

Susan Adrian said...

Jen:

That's what I figured, but I wasn't sure. This whole publishing thing is weird, isn't it? :)

I'm sooo happy that you're at the next step!

Jen said...

Susan,

Thanks -- now that the moment of rewrites is here, I'm sooo overwhelmed by the prospect. (g) I guess it's a matter of putting one word in front of the other -- just very scary. I wouldn't want him to be disappointed in what I produce.

I try to remind myself that he wouldn't be investing himself if he didn't believe there was a salable book in me. (g) Easy to forget sometimes. Oh the insecurities! lol.

Jen

Susan Adrian said...

Dude. You know how many people never ever ever get this far? Not to mention with a super-tier top-quality agent.

Just take a deep breath and keep doing what you're doing. You can't be stopped now. :)

Jen said...

Susan,

Good point. I hereby give you permission to knock me upside the head with that fact whenever I start whining. (g)

Jen

Susan Adrian said...

LOL! I don't usually stop to ask for permission...but it's good to know. {g}

BTW, just let me know if you ever need me to talk you off the ledge. I've been talked off it myself so many times, I'm happy to return the favor.

Jen said...

Susan,

I may take you up on that. (g) Thanks! I find myself becoming more neurotic every day. (g)

Jen

Hélène B said...

Yaba-daba-doooo!!!

That is fantastic news, Jen!

Maggie said...

Woo! Jen that's great! Definitely progress! Keep us posted.

Jen said...

Thanks, Helene! :)

Jen said...

Maggie,

You know I will! (g) My life is an open book (pardon the pun). And thanks! :)

Jen

Anonymous said...

Jen,

Super! I'm so happy for you! I just got rejected by him today, so I'm glad one of us got good news! (s)

Julianne

Jen said...

Julianne,

Ack! I'm sorry. (s) How are the other queries looking?

Jen

P.S. And thanks! Load off to be replaced with another...but at least it's progress. (g)

Anonymous said...

Jen,

Still have six queries and two partials out. Hope lives. (s)

Julianne

Jen said...

Julianne,

Heh -- you're doing fine. (g) Hopefully there will be some good news in there. :)

Jen

Anonymous said...

Jen,
Yaaaaaaaay!
Carrie

Jen said...

Carrie,

Thanks! (g) I'm super excited/overwhelmed to begin -- but it's definitely moving in the right direction. :)

Jen