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Title: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Legionsynch on November 14, 2007, 02:20:55 PM
And in advance, feel free to tell me to jump in a lake. ;)

So I stopped submitting on my first novel in September.  Like. awhile ago.  So the roomie and I have been joking about how a full was going to come in for SoE while I was still finishing up Witch Eyes.  Funny, right?  Never going to happen, but funny nonetheless.

Uhm...the full request came in an hour ago.  I just saw it.  My second request for a full for Shadows of Evil.  One more partial, and I'm tied with GG. :P

Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Emeraldsky on November 14, 2007, 02:34:49 PM
Wow Lege!!!

A lesson to all!! Never give up!!!

:hooray: :hooray: :hooray:
:hooray: :hooray: :hooray:

Serious- Congratulations!  ;D !!!

!!!!! (one can never have too many explanation marks)
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: joanjunkmail on November 14, 2007, 03:22:12 PM
do you have space for a 3rd roomie??


PLEASE?!


congrats!
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Emeraldsky on November 14, 2007, 03:37:41 PM
And it's a good thing you only said you weren't receiving any more rejections- you might have jinxed yourself!
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: audal on November 14, 2007, 03:39:09 PM
Lege - WAY COOL!  Congrats!

After you take Joan on as a 3rd roomie, will there be room somewhere for a 4th when I begin the querying phase?
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Legionsynch on November 14, 2007, 03:53:27 PM
Really, I don't even know how to feel about it at this point.  My second novel will be loads stronger, but I don't think the first one is BAD necessarily either.  Just not as good example of my skill or whatever.

Plus, I had that whole realization thing a few weeks ago about where the problem lied in the novel.
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Abigail on November 14, 2007, 04:04:31 PM
Witch Eyes: The edits are so angry!  They've got a knife!  Oh god, what are they doing to my abandoned WIP....:'(

Ummm...apparently promoting it to agents surreptitiously...it's all in the eyes baby!


CONGRATULATIONS LEGE!!!  :woo:
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Emeraldsky on November 14, 2007, 04:14:05 PM
Plus, I had that whole realization thing a few weeks ago about where the problem lied in the novel.

Oh no!! so.. is it an easy fix? Too bad you have delve back into it.. but it might be a nice stalling excuse for the current WiP... It's all about stalling you know. :wink:
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Chelc on November 14, 2007, 05:08:33 PM
I think lannie's smilies say it all....
 ;D
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: coll on November 14, 2007, 06:51:51 PM
Does the problem you found happen before or after the pages you sent as a partial?

After my rejection of a full last week, I listened to his reasons for rejecting and made changes. The other day I got a request for a partial, so I sent the new revised pages.

Revise. You never know if another request is around the corner.

Coll :)
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Patrick on November 14, 2007, 08:31:16 PM
I also think you should revise.  Take a few days, even a week or two. There's no hurry to send it.  Take your time and get it right.
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: LeahClifford on November 14, 2007, 09:30:58 PM
do you have space for a 3rd roomie??


PLEASE?!


congrats!
Lege - WAY COOL!  Congrats!

After you take Joan on as a 3rd roomie, will there be room somewhere for a 4th when I begin the querying phase?

Do either of you clean? Particularly dishes???
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: audal on November 14, 2007, 09:37:14 PM
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except I don't have a bow in my hair when I do dishes.  i save the bow for more special occasions...
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Jessica V. on November 14, 2007, 09:52:28 PM
Never underestimate the power of lege-work.

Congrats Lege!!!!    :up:

Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Legionsynch on November 14, 2007, 10:17:29 PM
Thanks all.  I appreciate it.  Even if I'm a little disconcerted about this. ;)
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: justwrite on November 14, 2007, 10:38:30 PM
Hey, Lege...I'm a bit late to this, but wow! So, it's cool..go ahead and revise it and then you'll have a fresh eye for you new WIP. Let go of that old OCD thing. C'mon...you have your own brain trust here...and I think they're right!
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: LeahClifford on November 15, 2007, 10:33:21 AM
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except I don't have a bow in my hair when I do dishes.  i save the bow for more special occasions...
Well, if we can have you agree to wear the bow between the hours of 1pm and 7 pm we might be able to make a deal.  I must warn you, rent is high (but will be lowered for total chore domination) and we're out of beds (but the couch is sOOper comfy) Oh, and if you yell at me my cat will seek revenge for me. Seriously.  And he has sharp claws.
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: audal on November 15, 2007, 10:46:02 AM
GG, I live in LA.  I'm confident rent will drop... especially if I get breaks for chores & Joan is also pitching in!  I am a big fan of comfortbale couches, have no issues with cats and yell at women once per decade.

So where do I sign?
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Abigail on November 15, 2007, 02:16:51 PM
GG, I live in LA.  I'm confident rent will drop...

That was my thought aud...What dream world is GG living in???
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: Legionsynch on November 15, 2007, 02:23:36 PM
GG, I live in LA.  I'm confident rent will drop... especially if I get breaks for chores & Joan is also pitching in!  I am a big fan of comfortbale couches, have no issues with cats and yell at women once per decade.

So where do I sign?

Sorry, your application has been denied.
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: audal on November 15, 2007, 03:36:25 PM
Quite OK.  I just saw your weather forecast. 

I'm good here.
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: joanjunkmail on November 15, 2007, 04:01:23 PM
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except I don't have a bow in my hair when I do dishes.  i save the bow for more special occasions...

i'm purely ornamental
Title: Re: Uhm, Are you Kidding Me With This?
Post by: LeahClifford on November 15, 2007, 07:40:01 PM
Lege needs someone who will yell at me daily... and rent is high for YOU, not us :) sucka