- Tonight I'll be going to see Ha Jin read from his new collection of short stories, A Good Fall (and I'll be bringing my copy of Waiting for a signature as well).
- Don't forget to pick out a poem you love and come back on Monday for my blog-birthday-poem-party!
- Yesterday one of the agents who had the first three chapters of my manuscript wrote back to ask for the full!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
State of the Carrie
The birthday girl at age 2
What great comments yesterday, I am so thrilled that the "character is plot" post was useful for so many of you! Today, however, I have no time for anything, so I'm just going to do a quick update:
After all, voice is so important, and I think it's very easy for an agent to think that a query sounds good in theory -- or even that the first 1-5 pages have potential -- but then decide that the character voice just isn't what s/he was looking for. However, if someone really likes the first three chapters... well, I obviously think it only gets better from there!
There are currently 4 agents holding my "full" for consideration. Wish me luck. (Oh, and tomorrow I will announce my chosen deal with the universe...)
WHAT'S YOUR STATUS UPDATE? Working on a first draft? Revisions? Querying? All of the above?