April 22, 2010 | By: Tracy

Happy Dance!!

I was checking my email inbox for a totally unrelated reason and guess what??

Okay, I won't make you guess.

I got my first ever request for a partial on my manuscript!!!!!  (yes, all those exclamation points are, in fact, necessary)


I really, really wasn't expecting a response from this agent so soon. She states on her website that they try to answer queries within a couple weeks, and I only sent her my email yesterday. I was so shocked I had to read the email twice in order to make myself believe it. And when I DID understand that it was a request for more ... I may or may not have giggled like a little girl.

Now I'm all jittery inside. It's a good jittery, but jittery nonetheless.

I know I still need to send more queries, and prepare myself for the very real possibility that she'll pass on the partial. But after the query hell I put myself through for two months it feels so good to know I was able to snag someone's attention. :o)

I think I'll let myself soak in the adrenaline high for another hour, and then get back to the grindstone.

Thank you guys for letting me post a pointless - Happy Dance - post!!!!  (Okay, so those exclamation points weren't necessary, but I like the way they look)

20 witty remarks:

Bohemienne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

And good luck!!!!

(see, those exclamation points are well-deserved.)

Shannon said...

Awesome news!! Congratulations, Tracy! Best of luck with it!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

YAY! That's awesome! Good going!!!!

Terry Towery said...

Awesome, Tracy! You're the "anti-Oriole"! (jk)

Good luck. I hope she requests the whole damned thing and then BEGS to represent you. Keep us posted.

Amparo Ortiz said...

Way to go!! Super happy to hear this! Sending well wishes your way, girl!

Michelle McLean said...

Congrats!!!! (exclamation points are deserved and necessary in occasions such as this) :D Hope your next response from her is even better :)

KarenG said...

Wonderful!! I'm doing the happy dance with you! That is fantastic, what a positive response to come so fast!!

Brown-Eyed Girl said...

I just started following today - CONGRATULATIONS! (CAPS are also necessary) :)

Matthew Rush said...

YES!! That's awesome Tracy, congratulations!

Now you can do a guest blog post for me. Just kidding. Actually I'm not but we can get to that later ...

Now if the Orioles can just win a game.

Today's guest blogger is Michelle McLean!

Elana Johnson said...

Dude, IMO you don't have nearly enough exclamation points. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaylie said...

I think the Snoopy Happy Dance is perfect, and so are the exclamation points. Congrats!

Tahereh said...

omg CONGRATS!!! that first feeling is so exhilarating!!!

best of luck with everything -- let us know how it goes :D :D

Jen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I just visited your blog but I'm already jumping for joy!! I couldn't be happier, I love seeing when someone gets something well deserved! Congrats again!

Chris said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Amy said...

Congratulations Tracy!! I'm so happy for you!

Slushpile Slut said...

Congrats!!! You ride that high for as long as you can! And I think it's a really good sign she requested it so quickly. You go girl!! High five again!

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