I had to wait a day. I needed to be calm before the phone call . A few things had to be done first. Was I procrastinating? No. I took a deep breath – I seem to be doing a lot of them these days – and called.
Yes, she was going to be my agent. Yes, we got on well. Yes, she had overseas contacts. She had great suggestions and …
she wants me to lose 19,000 words!
19,000! Where from? Did I have to cut sections out?
No, just. go through word by word and make sure that every word is needed. Make some of the sentences shorter. Cut down the descriptions Don’t have so much introspection by the characters.
No sweat. I’ll do it tomorrow. Joke!
‘I know you can do it’, she said.
That was nice. She has faith in me. I know I can do it too. There’s just a few things I have to do first.
Oh, by the way … this will make getting the prologue posted take a little longer, but it’s coming.