It's a brighty and sunny Sunday morning, and I'm feeling rather chipper because a) I got to sleep in a little this morning b) Jack is taking a nap c) I ran 12 miles yesterday d) I got my first request for materials from an agent I queried blindly!
Not long after I sent out my queries on Friday (about two hours, in fact) I got an email from agent X requesting my manuscript (the query included ten pages of my book, so at least I know she had some clue what my writing was like). I couldn't believe I got a response so quickly, from the agent herself. And it's a real agent too, someone who represents a couple of bestselling authors and has a large client list. Woohoo! Even if nothing comes of it, it made me feel a lot better about my query letter and my first chapter. We'll see if I hear back from any of the other 6 agents (I am expecting to wait around for weeks for that to happen) or if this agent actually decides she's interested, but it's a step in the right direction.
This week I'm hoping to get caught up on work-work, send out a few more queries, and start the new book. Fingers crossed that the agent likes the book!