THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT MY LITERARY AGENT:
She gets a lot of emails.
-First day back in the office after over a week of conferences and travel is like #answeremailsuntilidie
-the office looks like a row of empty coffee cups and me powering through a thousand emails.
She is very busy.
– looking for one more agency intern at Donadio & Olson
– closed to queries until…
– I guess the fact that it’s 4:45 and I haven’t eaten lunch is pretty standard for Day 2 back in the office post-holiday
The New York Junior League
Project Muse (mentors third grade artists)
I admire her and respect her time.
I limit the emails I send, careful not to burden her.
When she informed me that she was ready to submit my manuscript to editors, I was on vacation and had no service (or so I thought) and, of course, wanted to let her know how thrilled I was.
But every time I hit send on my response email, my computer told me it was experiencing technical difficulties.
I hit send countless times before finally retyping the message, a slightly different message, on my phone.
The next morning, she responded normally.
I realized she responded to the first message I’d written and sent by computer, not the one I’d sent by phone.
“It might’ve gone through more than once,” my husband warned.
“No way. No way,” I panicked.
I checked my sent messages.
And there they were—eighteen messages!!
I immediately sent (yet) another email apologizing for the email bombardment.
She was totally cool.
She wrote back, “Haha, I figured the eighteen emails just meant you were really excited!!”
I am. I really am!!!
But I didn’t answer.
Thank you! I will keep you posted 🙂
Congratulations, Corie!!!!! (18+times!!!)
Thank you Susie!! 18 times!!
If this book is anything like the stories I’ve read,,i cant wait to read it!!!!I love the way you think!!
Thanks for this feedback!! Very exciting!!
Ha! at least your 18 emails were laden with enthusiasm ! Emails and texts have forced us into all kinds of precarious situations…. like writing emails about someone and sending it to that person by accident!! (it happens…) . Actually happened to a receptionist writing nasty stuff about her boss to a friend… she actually sent it to her boss… ugh… she got fired:(.Anyway… on a happy note…I’m sure your literary agent felt your mortification as well as your excitement:). I’m excited for you too Corie !
You had me laughing out loud with a nervous stomach on this one! That poor girl!! Mine is nothing next to that! Thanks for sharing Kim!
Such a great story !! So funny!!Congratulations & I can’t wait to read your book—– Love the way you write!
Good luck Corie!!
Thank you so much!! Hoping the universe will conspire!
Fabulous!!! I must say like the fabulous person who wrote that book! I would have sent at least 30 replies.
Thanks! Love hearing from you!