IS IT TRUE??
I sure hope so. Last week I participated in two online contests: The Hook, Line, and Sinker contest. My entry is here. And, the Spooktacular Pitch Extravaganza. My entry is here.
2 Full Requests
1 very nice comment about my writing from a well-known agent
After the contest, I queried one of the judges that participated, but didn't request anything from me at the time and ended up with a partial request from her.
Here's the problem: I haven't heard back, yet. But, no news is good news. Right?
I'm not convinced. No news could mean a few different things:
1) The agents haven't read my ms yet. (According to twitter three other contestants have already been signed.)
2) The agents are reading my ms, loving it, and taking meticulous notes. (This can be very time consuming. Hey, a girl can dream.)
3) The agents started reading my ms. Hated it. Stopped. (They just haven't had a chance to break the news.)
This is the first time I've had REQUESTS to see more of my work, and submitted something beyond the required query etc. to an agent. I don't have a clue about what kind of response time to expect.
Fellow writers, unite!
Tell me of your experiences submitting requested material to agents. How long did you wait for a response? Did it come right away? And was that good or bad? Did it take days, weeks, or months? And what was the outcome?
In the meantime, I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I'll hear from an agent, he or she will want to rep me, and I will be able to yell, "Extra, extra, read all about it!"