I Gave Them A Chance, and They Said Yes!

Boudin gives everyone a chance to say yes! Be his new best friend!
Boudin gives everyone a chance to say yes! (And he was a little jealous Hops got her own post last weekend.)

Happy Friday Eve, Aledans! Saturday is the Festival of Aleda (otherwise known as Imbolc or Groundhog Day) so I plan to put up a Fie Eoin Friday tomorrow to celebrate. Maybe the full horse scene? That happens the day after the Festival, and we’ve already seen a sneak peak. Or maybe a cut Loria scene, since she doesn’t make it to the Festival anymore. I guess it will be a surprise tomorrow *grins*

After two weeks of big talk regarding queries, I finally did it. I finally sent a query out! I kept struggling to re-write the query with my flu-brain, so I didn’t quite make my Monday deadline. I re-wrote it a few times on Monday, sent it to my critters, and got a whole bunch of “this is good, but…” so I re-wrote it again on Tuesday morning. And it flowed. It was the easiest draft of a query I’ve ever written, and when I sent it to my critters they all said “YES!!!” with many caps and exclamations 😀 Can’t beat that, so I pulled up my big girl panties and sent the query off to my dream agent (no, I’m not telling who ;P), fully expecting to wait a couple weeks and get a no.

A half hour later I got a partial request! A HALF HOUR. I couldn’t believe it. I’m so glad I took Amalia Dillin’s advice and gave them a chance to say yes.

So I sent off my partial and now I’m getting the info ready for the other agents I’m going to query so I can send off a few more. No putting all your eggs in one basket, right?

I also got Apollo back from Adriana, and it’s nice and bloody as expected. She picked out the weak spots, so once I get some critiquing done that I’ve promised my friends I’ll be diving into the re-write. You can expect “Fie Eoin Fridays” to become “Apollo and Daphne Fridays” for a while 🙂

I’m still suffering from a lingering flu cough, so I haven’t been able to do yoga in two weeks, but I’ve been pretty successful at cutting down on the wine. I also finally bought a blood pressure cuff so I can take my blood pressure at home like the doctor asked. And he was right: LOW. Low low low! I can’t get my blood pressure above 100/70 to save my life (120/80 is normal), and it’s usually somewhere around 90/60. I even ate half a box of salty cheddar bunnies and drank a few glasses of wine last night and I still couldn’t get it above 100/70. I need more salt, more fat, and more alcohol, apparently 😉

Have a wonderful Festival of Aleda this weekend, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for a little taste of The Nameless Warrior.

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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary. Her debut novel, SPEAK THE OCEAN, comes out with Reuts Pub in Fall 2018!

12 thoughts on “I Gave Them A Chance, and They Said Yes!”

  1. Wow! Congratulations! I hope all goes well. 🙂 With your heart, too–just read about your hernia. That sounds awful. But with that fixed, hopefully other problems will be fixed too!

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