The other side of querying, of course, is waiting for the replies. When you open your mailbox and see a response to one of your queries, there’s a moment of anxiety, because, statistically, most of those replies are going to be some variation on “Thanks, but no.”
Then, every once in a while, you open the response to find a partial or a full request and your heart starts beating a little bit faster. There’s a chance.
I had both experiences last Friday. I have to say it’s just a little nerve wracking to be getting query responses on Friday the 13th. The first query reply I recieved was of the “no” variety. The second, though, was a partial request–my first partial request for FIRE AND EARTH (formerly known as SEVEN STARS).
I sent off the partial and did a little happy dance for most of the rest of the day. It always feels really good that one of these busy professionals wants to see more of my work.
Now, for a few weeks, I get to day dream about getting a second request for the rest of it and maybe, just maybe, that offer of representation. The next step on this path I’ve set myself on.
I will get there one of these days. And I really believe FIRE AND EARTH just might be the one.