Well, THAT was fast…

All the folks I sent out query letters to say to expect an answer in 4-6 weeks.

I got an answer from one of the literary agents I queried today. She wants to see a formal proposal, sample chapter, and marketing plan.

*yikes*

I had planned on raiding Serpentshrine Cavern in WoW this weekend, but it looks like I’ll be writing a book proposal instead… *panics*

30 thoughts on “Well, THAT was fast…

  1. Woot! This is fantastic, Tacit.

    You’ll do great. Calm down. If she’s THAT interested, just do as you’ve been doing and you’ll be fine.

    I’m wildly envious, but thrilled for you. This is GOOD.

  2. Woot! This is fantastic, Tacit.

    You’ll do great. Calm down. If she’s THAT interested, just do as you’ve been doing and you’ll be fine.

    I’m wildly envious, but thrilled for you. This is GOOD.

  3. I don’t know how things are done in the Real World, but here in SF Corner, that’s a damned incredible response time. Which means you kicked ass with the original pitch, and suggests you will kick as much, and more, ass with the proposal.

    Go, Franklin, go!

  4. I don’t know how things are done in the Real World, but here in SF Corner, that’s a damned incredible response time. Which means you kicked ass with the original pitch, and suggests you will kick as much, and more, ass with the proposal.

    Go, Franklin, go!

    • Your first book

      That is wonderful. I feel confident that you will do well and I can’t wait to purchase your first book and to be able to say that I know you. Even better I’ll ask you to autograph it.
      Peppermint

  5. Your first book

    That is wonderful. I feel confident that you will do well and I can’t wait to purchase your first book and to be able to say that I know you. Even better I’ll ask you to autograph it.
    Peppermint

  6. That is so incredibly awesome! The speedy response not only shows interest, but it also shows that the agent thinks the topic will be a hot commodity and she’d like to lock you in before anyone else responds. However, I’m not sure why she wants to see a marketing plan from you, since one would think that would be either her job or the publisher’s job to market the book. Be cautious of folks who want you to do their job, it’s only a step away from self publishing and you’ll end up doing more work for less profits. The right agent will give you good solid comments on how they work and what they expect from each party to the contract. Make sure to review all contracts completely, and preferabley with a lawyer.

    Good luck with this and I hope you get more nibbles. It would be really good if you had several interested parties to choose from. That would give you more bargaining power and more control.

    *hugs*

  7. That is so incredibly awesome! The speedy response not only shows interest, but it also shows that the agent thinks the topic will be a hot commodity and she’d like to lock you in before anyone else responds. However, I’m not sure why she wants to see a marketing plan from you, since one would think that would be either her job or the publisher’s job to market the book. Be cautious of folks who want you to do their job, it’s only a step away from self publishing and you’ll end up doing more work for less profits. The right agent will give you good solid comments on how they work and what they expect from each party to the contract. Make sure to review all contracts completely, and preferabley with a lawyer.

    Good luck with this and I hope you get more nibbles. It would be really good if you had several interested parties to choose from. That would give you more bargaining power and more control.

    *hugs*

    • Re: Remember when…

      Gah stooopid early submit…lost the rest of the post message.

      If you get published, there’s a chance my child may one day see your ideas in print.

      *THAT* my friend is the proverbial blessing and a curse.

      Oh and one more thing reminded me of you the other day:

      Ran into this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofstadter%27s_law

      Ciao babe!

      • Re: Remember when…

        Who in blazes is that hippie? Is it the Unabomber? It clearly can’t be Franklin, since it’s an established fact that it’s impossible to take a photograph of Franklin with his eyes open.

        On a more serious note, many congratulations on the book deal! It may be a bit premature, but the quick response is definitely a good sign. I can’t wait to get a copy signed by you, if only so that I can transfer the signature to the written confession that I’m planning on sending to the authorities.

        • Re: Remember when…

          Who in blazes is that hippie? Is it the Unabomber? It clearly can’t be Franklin, since it’s an established fact that it’s impossible to take a photograph of Franklin with his eyes open.

          It’s an early prototype. After that series, I started limiting the total range of action of the clones. Prevents all sorts of problems, you know?

  8. Re: Remember when…

    Gah stooopid early submit…lost the rest of the post message.

    If you get published, there’s a chance my child may one day see your ideas in print.

    *THAT* my friend is the proverbial blessing and a curse.

    Oh and one more thing reminded me of you the other day:

    Ran into this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofstadter%27s_law

    Ciao babe!

  9. Re: Remember when…

    Who in blazes is that hippie? Is it the Unabomber? It clearly can’t be Franklin, since it’s an established fact that it’s impossible to take a photograph of Franklin with his eyes open.

    On a more serious note, many congratulations on the book deal! It may be a bit premature, but the quick response is definitely a good sign. I can’t wait to get a copy signed by you, if only so that I can transfer the signature to the written confession that I’m planning on sending to the authorities.

  10. Re: Remember when…

    Who in blazes is that hippie? Is it the Unabomber? It clearly can’t be Franklin, since it’s an established fact that it’s impossible to take a photograph of Franklin with his eyes open.

    It’s an early prototype. After that series, I started limiting the total range of action of the clones. Prevents all sorts of problems, you know?

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