Monday, April 17, 2006

Off and running

Got comments from my agent this morning on Bad Company. She said she "LOVED" it (all caps hers). Which relieved me, because my other two readers said they "really enjoyed" it.

When I say I "really enjoyed" a book, it means that I found it entertaining but didn't think it was great. Hopefully those two readers have a different definition, but I detect a certain restraint in the phrase. Perhaps I'm crazy, or paranoid, or desperate for approval. Or all three.

In any case, I'll be spending this week whipping it into final shape for my agent to submit to publishers. Then we wait.

[Icy fist of anxiety closes around heart]

While waiting, I can distract myself with the first draft of Voice of Crow. Having just finished the AA's for Eyes of Crow (which I promise I'll write a Part Two about), I'm eager to get back into those characters' lives.

Hopefully they'll be glad to see me, too.

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3 Comments:

By no means do I mean "really enjoyed it" as a lukewarm response to Bad Company.I loved it! WHat's not to love about those characters and that plot? Yes, I loved it.

Cecilia

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/17/2006 5:02 PM

I think paranoia comes with the Job Jeri.:-) My mom writes as she goes into crying jags if people don't like what she wrote. I've had to take out stock in Kleenix just in case.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 4/18/2006 12:30 AM

*laugh* I, on the other hand, sort of figure that most times, LOVING a book is hyperbole, and am quite happy with a "really enjoyed it", 'cause I figure that's in the realm of reasonability. :)

Posted by: Blogger CE Murphy at 4/18/2006 8:38 AM

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