Finally! Consultation Achieved

Okay, so I got my call from Anna last night. Woohoo! She was very, very nice and we had a great chat – after the initial weirdness of long-distance calls between complete strangers! Basically she just asked me if I had any questions about the comments she had emailed me earlier and I did, but not as many as I thought I should have. Does that sound odd? It’s a bit like swotting for an exam – you don’t know what you don’t know until you’re right in the middle of it and then your mind goes blank!
Anyway, the upshot is that although they thought I had done a good job with revising my contest entry, it still wasn’t enough to support a whole ms. I’m good with that, it means I don’t have to write the damn thing. But the best part is, Anna wants to see the full of the other partial they were considering! Yay, huzzah, and all manner of cheering nonsense! Good thing I’ve actually got a full for this one eh? I made her give me a deadline because otherwise I’ll be fiddling with it for months so I am to send it to her on the 15th of January. Got heaps of revising to do and suddenly the pressure is on. But she did tell me to email her with any questions so I’m really happy with that – I’ll try and keep questions to a minimum of 5 a day.
So, looks like I’m going to have a busy Xmas! Forgive me for having a tiny moment of smugness when I say that she said some very, very nice things about my writing (it was a pleasure to read she said) and that I definitely had ‘something’. Now it’s up to me to get that ‘something’ into a sale.
No pressure though.

6 thoughts on “Finally! Consultation Achieved”

  1. Jackie,

    Glad to hear the call finally happened and everything went well. Keep us up on what happens. And Happy Holiday season to you!

    Barbara Burnham

  2. Thanks Barbara! I’m hoping The Call may follow but it may not. I probably won’t know for months and months if they want to buy it or not anyway. I am just going to enjoy the achievement right now and leave the doubts till later.

    Hope you have a great Christmas too.

  3. Cheers Lucy! The chapter isn’t going up until the New Year. Anna said she was going to let me know when it comes up.
    And now I feel embarrassed about it to be honest. There were so many things that weren’t right…
    Ah well, it’s good for other people to read so they don’t make the same mistakes.

  4. Wohoo – how exciting!! Good luck with that full… although I’m sure you won’t need it!

    I emailed a query about what was happening re my entry and I’m assured I’ll hear something soon! You’ll all be published by then probably 🙂

  5. Thanks Rach. I’m glad to hear you’re finally getting a call. Boy, that didn’t take long did it??
    Keep us posted about what happens. You never know, they may want your full too and we’ll all be published at the same time! 🙂

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