What a nice early Christmas present this year. After shopping for some new pants and shoes, I stopped by the mailbox and there was a reply letter – not a form letter, but a personalized one.
Dear Mr Wheeler:
I am intrigued by your query and would liek to consider the first fifty to seventy-five pages of THE WRETCHED OF MUIRWOOD, along with a good outline for the rest.
I hope I will wish to proceed from there to considration and representation of the full manuscript, but if not your material can only be returned accompanied by an SASE.
I look forward to seeing your work.
So, needless to say, that made my day and made my month. I’m on vacation for the next two weeks, so the timing is good as well. Still have several other letters out to agents, but this is the kind I was hoping to get! Stay tuned…