First, I got word that I’m going to be hired on for a huge editing project (“huge” is probably not the right word–“unlimited” is more like it). Clay Clarkson, the co-founder of Whole Heart Ministries, is embarking on a fabulous, noble, exciting endeavor, taking old classic books and cleaning them up, bringing them into modern styles. (Fellow literary purists, do not fear! The books will remain true to their original authors. The only changes will be in regard to old grammar rules–for example, the older books do not have a new paragraph for each speaker in a passage of dialogue; they also had looser rules about run-on sentences–things like that.) My first book: a compilation of girls’ novellas written by Joanna Spyri, the author of Heidi. Mr. Clarkson is a voracious book collector, so this could go on for quite some time. I’m thrilled!
And then, my dear husband came into the kitchen where I was chopping things and said, “You have an email from an agent.” I made him open it while I stood at a safe distance, but not so far that I couldn’t still read the words. She wants to see more! And this is the agent that I thought was the longest shot, one of the agents that only wanted a query and nothing else!
I have to go polish up my synopsis now–she asked for the synopsis and the first fifty pages. Woohoo!