This week I, officially, took the plunge. I wrote a query letter, and mailed the first 20 pages of Scattered to an agent in Arizona.
I am armed with the facts. Rejections, especially in the early stages, are likely and may be numerous. I may not hear back from everyone. It can be a tedious and discouraging process. I will hear the word “no” plenty of times before I hear the word “yes.” I cannot take it personally. I may get a lot of negative feedback, if I get any at all.
And still, I find myself excited at taking this next step. I have written a novel, and now I am actively working to get it published. It’s an awesome accomplishment. How many people say, “I’m going to write a book!”? But how many actually do it?
So, it begins. Wish me luck!