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:
- 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!
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?