It’s true, in the life of a writer it only takes one ‘yes’ to turn an otherwise dreary day around.
For example, a couple of weeks ago I spent two days querying agents for my new book: Traveling Down The Wests’ Lane. On Day 3, I got a couple of rejections and a request for a full manuscript and another rejection. I spent the next day and a half re-reading my MS, finding/fixing/ grammar errors, plot holes, etc. I sent off the MS and went back to querying, hoping for the best. I got more rejections and two more requests for fulls over the next week.
Then at 6:15 AM about a week after the first request for a full, I got my ‘yes’:
A REAL LIVE OFFER OF REPRESENTATION!
Holy Macaroni! I danced on the ceiling, hovering between pure glee and ‘can this really be REAL?’
But every time I read the words:
So ... Monique, our question to you: May we send you a contract for Traveling Down The Wests' Lane for a July 2012 release, in ebook and paperback?
My response was Yes, YES, YES!!!!!! (Please and Thank YOU!!)
(The day got even better—but you’ll have to tune in Monday (which is my birthday) for all the exciting details.)