Today I just got my third request for a partial on "Cold Stone and Ivy". Big agents, all of them. I'm trying not to get too terribly excited. Every time I see a new message in my email, I say "It's bad news. It's bad news." I'm certain it will be. But this is an amazing ride. Focus and professionalism go a long way in this business. And remember, it IS a business. While writing is an art, publishing is a business. Agents are the mediators between two worlds and I think they have a tough go of it. I've had the privilege to chat with several who have changed my life for the better. That in itself is success. And I love my editor, Erica Orloff. She's so supportive but realistic at the same time. I need that. Believe me, I'll get that steampunk corset yet...
H. Leighton Dickson
Author. Zoologist. Imaginary Genius. Engineer of Fantastical Worlds. Master of None.