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Monday, 30 July 2007

Been and gone and done it

Well. I have dithered, displaced and procrastinated for all I'm worth, but this day had to come sooner or later. The synopsis is written (perhaps I should say 'garbled') and the letter signed. Four chapters have had their hair combed, their collective coat duffled, and their face scrubbed with a hankie (clean). I have pressed an emergency 50p into their palm and sent them off into the world to try their luck.
My first novel has gone to its first agent. All I can do now is pace anxiously up and down the study's shagpile until the reply comes. I have a fair idea of what that reply will be (probably all four chapters, letter, and synopsis sent winging back by return of post, tetchily rubber-stamped with the legend 'DO US A FAVOUR; WE'RE NOT DESPERATE'), but never mind. Now, until the post comes, I'll be quietly rehearsing consolatory lines to myself...
It's all about luck.
Just keep on trying; you'll get there in the end.
*sniffle* what do agents know, anyway?
And then when the 'no' arrives, I will dissolve into a weeping, snotty mess, bewailing the fate of my poor, unappreciated baby.
If anyone tries to tell you that writing is all fun, send them to me and I will rubber-stamp their forehead.

4 comments:

Grum said...

Best of luck with that. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Viki Lane said...

Cheers Grum...I hope it doesn't affect your typing too much ;-)

Papoosue said...

Hi Viki and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the poem:) You are perfectly right about the bird's/birds' - thanks for pointing that out!

GOOD LUCK!!! (my fingers are crossed for you).

Telmis said...

When you are famous Viki .... any reject slips you have can be sold for a fortune ....meanwhile the very best of luck!

John S


With thanks to Graeme