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Eek meeting an agent!

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Post by Leo62 » Tue December 9th, 2008, 8:53 pm

Thanks cw :) I'll try to leave my ego at home ;)

BTW, your website is cool :D

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Post by michellemoran » Wed December 10th, 2008, 11:58 pm

Congratulations, Leo!!!!!

I would echo everything Margaret and CW have said. Dress professionally, if you're going out to a restaurant, let the agent order first and if it's just a light course, order something similar, and above all, be willing to listen. It's perfectly reasonable to have lots of questions if the agent wants to take you on or wants revisions. But listen first!
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Post by Perdita » Thu December 11th, 2008, 12:36 am

Congratulations and good luck with the meeting tomorrow, I hope it goes well :)

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Post by Leo62 » Thu December 11th, 2008, 10:38 am

Thanks michelle and Perdita :) I'll post back later and let you know how it goes...think I've got over the worst of my nerves now (famous last words!) :p

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Post by Leo62 » Thu December 11th, 2008, 6:04 pm

Well...

Looks like I've got an agent! :eek: :D

The meeting went very well, we had a long chat, he told me he loved the book and offered me a contract.

And then of course he listed all the things I needed to rewrite. :o

Actually, it wasn't too bad...just some detail that needs to be added and plot points to be clarified.

So I'm a happy author :p looking forward to a Christmas back in the trenches (literally) with my novel.

Thanks so much everyone for you advice and support. :D

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Post by cw gortner » Thu December 11th, 2008, 6:58 pm

Congratulations, Leo!! :D I had no doubt; when an agent asks to meet you, it usually means they're already convinced.

That's terrific; I'm very happy for you. I hope 2009 brings you much success.

And thanks for your kind words re: my website. Anything I can do to help you along on your journey, just let me know.
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Post by Rowan » Thu December 11th, 2008, 7:13 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]And then of course he listed all the things I needed to rewrite. :o

Actually, it wasn't too bad...just some detail that needs to be added and plot points to be clarified.
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I think revisions in the form of adding information rather than taking chunks out is easier to handle.

It sounds like you're happy so I will also wish you well for the coming year.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu December 11th, 2008, 7:20 pm

Great news, Leo!
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Post by michellemoran » Thu December 11th, 2008, 7:23 pm

CONGRATULATIONS, Leo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's huge and a major, major step toward publication :D
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Post by diamondlil » Thu December 11th, 2008, 7:42 pm

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