When you finish your manuscript and it’s time to email agents!
When you learn what a query letter actually is and that you have to write one.
When you first start trying to write one and realize everything you write sucks.
When revisions have driven you insane but you realize you’re FINALLY ready to send this bitch OUT.
When you hit “send” and then have to wait forever.
When you get your first partial request…and it turns into a rejection the literal MINUTE you send the pages.
When the feedback is all rejections and you feel like the agents are all like
When you get your first actual feedback from an agent
When your revised manuscript actually starts getting full requests
When you finally get “the email” asking for “the call”
And then realize you have to actually talk to a real life agent on the phone
But then the call goes great, and the agent offers!
And you realize you HAVE AN OFFER. Time to celebrate!
And you brag for days to all your friends, who are all like, “that’s great, shut up about it already”.
And then your awesome new agent says it’s time to go on submission
The end (but not really).
E. Latimer is a young adult fantasy writer and literary intern. She was was born and raised in Victoria, BC and recently moved to Vancouver. She writes books, makes silly vlogs about writing with the YA Word Nerds, and reads excessively.
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