As my earlier post indicated, I had a rather foul ass-lick of a working day. I came home, plugged my phone in and forgot about checking email for a while, concentrating on enjoying time spent with my daughter.
Isabelle and I watched Mythbusters (Repeating arrow launchers are freakin’ cool). When the second episode started I fired up the laptop and checked email. There were eight fresh ones.
One was from my agent, advising me of the phone number of one of the two readers he’d given my MS to, and that he’d had positive feedback for me as well as finding some issues that needed clearing up. I called my agent and we discovered that we are still having email issues (I send them, he doesn’t get them).
I then hung up, called his reader and left a message. I then checked the rest of the emails.
One was from a well-respected author friend of mine, introducing me to an editor working on an anthology. Totally unexpected. Totally appreciated. I shouted with glee and emailed back a thank you, already working some ideas over.
As I was writing the first few lines I got a call back from the reader, who gave me quite a bit to think on. At the end of the conversation he said two things that made my head explode in a supernova of pride, “I will buy your book when it comes out, and when will the next one be done? I want to read it before anyone else gets to.”