Friday, October 2, 2009

A Wahoo and a BooHoo!

Wahoo! I got a request for a partial today from an agent with a well-respected agency. Synopsis and first 3 chapters requested, 12 hours after sending my query! Yay!!!!

BooHoo! I got rejected by the third person I elevator pitched to at the PNWA conference. (I had already guessed as much.) The rejection was VERY NICE, and obviously personalized (she referenced my character's name and listed some plot points) and gave me some really nice constructive criticism which I will be using as I go forward. So maybe it's not a boo-hoo. I had already assumed it was a no BUT I got the best kind of no possible. A personal no with feedback.

So it's been a good day.

Well, except for my 3 year old's blood draw. God forbid we ever have to do that again. You try sticking a needle in a toddler's vein and see how well it goes. That poor little girl. She's been through way too much lately. I hope her results are normal. She's had a temperature right around 100 for at least 6 months. I've taken her to the doctor repeatedly and they finally agreed that some blood work should be done. They think it's just her normal body temperature and that some people just run hotter like that, but I'm not comfortable with that as an answer. Run the blood work, see what science tells us, and then we can talk. Please, please, please let her just run hot.


  1. Congrats on the partial. That's always good news. Of course, now the waiting begins...

    Hope everything shows up normal on your daughter's bloodwork. You never stop worrying about them...

  2. Thank you! I'm not too ashamed to admit that I have checked my email about 40 times today. Like she would get back to me today. As if. MAYBE in 6 weeks if I'm lucky. But I still can't stop myself.

    Thanks also for your good wishes for my little girl. Everything did come back normal. She's just a tiny little oven I guess. Her temp today was 100.2. I was really nervous, but now that I have the results I'm thrilled. She hardly ever gets sick, any germ foolish enough to enter her body must get burned to a crisp almost immediately. I was so worried about something systemic though. Huge sigh of relief. :)