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Offline rmgraudi

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Gathering up the courage to press send.
« on: February 03, 2011, 11:53:37 AM »
So I just spent a month and a half working hard on an R&R. I've passed it through my critique partner and some beta readers a few times and worked out all of the issues addressed in the specific (but still rather vague) revision letter. About 24 hours ago, I finished my final runthrough of the manuscript and now I'm just sitting, gathering up the courage to press send. It's ready. I know it is, but the thought of flinging it back out to the agent is very nervewracking. You don't get second chances very often, and I don't want to screw it up! AH! I just have to grit my teeth and do it!!
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 11:54:19 AM »
My mom's advice? "Close your eyes and hit SEND."

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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 01:32:44 PM »
:dr:  Go for it!

Keeping my fingers crossed for you.  :yes:
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 01:57:53 PM »
Send it now! You could have a contract by Monday! (And send out some queries while you're at it, always good to have other things on the horizon too!) Good luck.  ;D
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 03:25:13 PM »
Remember, weekends are when lots of agents read through their submissions. This is the ideal time. Unless you plan on changing it again, send that sucker.

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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 10:01:22 PM »
Okay! I did it! eep.
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 10:35:50 PM »
 :up:  Karma for courage!  ;D

 Keep us posted.  :ride:
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 07:19:55 AM »
YAY!!!
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 12:19:25 PM »
Yay.  Good luck to you.   :clap: :clap: :koolaid:
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 12:27:22 PM »
OMG I'm so nervous for you.  I know exaaaaactly how you feel.  Keep us posted.

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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 12:56:57 PM »
A week and a half and still no word. Going a little crazy here!  :'( Oh well, gotta stay buckled in I guess!
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Re: Gathering up the courage to press send.
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 02:18:45 PM »
:hug:  Major hugs! 

But go work on something else and try not to think about it.  It could easily take 6 weeks for a response.  :sad:
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