The day job has consumed last week and this week, so my blogging frequency has been seriously compromised. Aargh! I'm squeaking in a few words tonight just to be able to say I kept up on Monday.
It's marketing day! All engines continue full steam ahead. No response yet to the requested partials, but it's only been a couple of weeks, three weeks since the querying process began. I'm not anxious. Just reporting the facts.
I am disturbed, however, by a partial request from a successful agent I used to think highly of. His blog is awesome! He always has great information to share about the industry. Unfortunately, tucked inside the envelope with his request letter was a "brochure" that told of a service guaranteeing he'd respond to my partial within ten business days. But it would cost me. Sixty bucks, to be exact. I'd have to pay for expedience. Hmm. Well, I don't think so, thank you all the same. There's nothing illegal about this service, but it makes me uncomfortable and I'm not willing to pay for it on principal. I won't mention the name of this agency on my blog because I don't say negative things about anyone here, but if you'd like to know who this agent is, you can email me privately.
On a more promising note, the esteemed agent from Jabberwocky, Steve Mancino, liked my query and wants to see more. Woot! I sent him my first three chapters and a synopsis late last week. Fingers crossed!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's Teaser Tuesday.