oh, look – a request for a partial by a California agency.

*yawn*

guess I’ll just print that baby out and send the Wookie to the post office tomorrow.

bleah.

did I mention that my mother droned on for hours tonight about how her landlord keeps upsetting her? Mind you, she’s behind on the rent but that’s only due to her unemployment checks coming every two weeks so she has to pay her rent in installments.

grr.

still, it’s a Good Thing.

right?

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6 thoughts on “

  1. This is going to sound stupid coming from another writer…. but what’s a partial? I mean, obviously it’s a part of something…. novel?
    Peppermint tea still working. 🙂

    • a partial is exactly what you’d think it is – they asked for the first ten pages.
      one interesting thing I picked up at a seminar was that an agent can tell from the first ten pages if a story is going to “grab” the reader – and when you think about it, it’s true.
      others disputed her comments, but she pointed out that when YOU buy a book, you don’t read the first fifty pages or the entire book, you read a few pages and make your decision based on that.
      at least it’s light to mail.
      🙂
      good to hear about the tea!

      • Thanks… That does make sense. Good luck with it! And it would definitely be nice not to mail a full manuscript! When I was sending out my novel, I was doing the first three chapters and synoposis, and even that was exensive.

  2. This is going to sound stupid coming from another writer…. but what’s a partial? I mean, obviously it’s a part of something…. novel?
    Peppermint tea still working. 🙂

    • a partial is exactly what you’d think it is – they asked for the first ten pages.
      one interesting thing I picked up at a seminar was that an agent can tell from the first ten pages if a story is going to “grab” the reader – and when you think about it, it’s true.
      others disputed her comments, but she pointed out that when YOU buy a book, you don’t read the first fifty pages or the entire book, you read a few pages and make your decision based on that.
      at least it’s light to mail.
      🙂
      good to hear about the tea!

      • Thanks… That does make sense. Good luck with it! And it would definitely be nice not to mail a full manuscript! When I was sending out my novel, I was doing the first three chapters and synoposis, and even that was exensive.

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