#21 checking emails

Once the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter have been sent to the agent there is the prolonged period of waiting for the response. Despite the fact that the website clearly states: allow ten to twelve weeks for a response, the vigilance for incoming emails and the obsessive scouring of the spam folder begin in earnest late into week one.

One consoles oneself with the thought that the longer the deliberation the more positive the response in the hope that the agent is taking their time because they are seriously considering the submission.  Of course this is not necessarily the case but it is the thing that keeps me going while I wait.

And while I wait I check my emails. In all my e-mail accounts  just on the off chance I gave a different e-mail to the one I know I gave. And while I’m checking my e-mail, I’m delightfully avoiding writing.

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David, Part One, and When The Well Runs Dry. He is currently editing the fourth and writing the fifth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of Living With Saci.
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