Tuesday, October 04, 2005

TOMORROW

Have spent the evening printing the final revision of my new novel.


Yes, the final. The absolute final.

Tomorrow I will pack it in a white box, my agent's address splayed in hopeful letters across its clean white surface.


Tomorrow I will stand in the post office line, holding it in my arms the way one holds a gift of glass, and then I will hand it over, and walk away.

Tomorrow the waiting will begin.

Please light candles and send blessings.

24 comments:

Mama Rose said...

Good luck!! :)

Linda

easywriter said...

All the best. I am cheering you on and praying for success.

maria said...

Candles and blessings from here for the special journey tomorrow...

This is so exciting!

gulnaz said...

ALL THE BEST!!
Inshallah you will be successful!
:)
going by your poems, it must be a fine novel indeed!

ainelivia said...

Candles are lit, and chanting begins each day at 0700 GMT. Good thoughts of your book winging it's way to to agent and being received with great joy.

Keep me, (us) uptodate with how things go.

Mark Gamon said...

Oh boy. Been there. So many times.

Light a candle? How about a hilltop beacon?

gszfxzc. An unpronounceable word describing the maelstrom of emotion experienced by novelists in the act of dropping their manuscript into a postbox.

Nick said...

Buona Fortuna! Best of luck with your manuscript!

lucky said...

My heart and prayers are with you every breathing second.
xxxxxxx

Dave said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations. Best of luck with publishers and editors, but really, if you're like most writers, the writing must be its own reward. Even getting it published and selling a million copies won't feel as good as the white heat of creation (not that I'd know).

Sinéad said...

Fair play Patry, that's wonderful news. Very best of luck with that!

Diana said...

Good luck! Can't wait to buy it at my local bookstore. ;)

Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Blessings coming atcha right now!!!!!!!!!!

J

Perfect Virgo said...

Here are trans-atlantic blessings. May the wait be worth it.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Cosmic super-vibes of acceptance and success, coming your way.

Now...stop waiting and start writing something new!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Wishing you good news and a serene patience while you wait for it.

melly said...

Oh goodness - yay!
Best of luck :)

(Candles already burning ;)

sfp said...

Wishing you the best, Patry.

rdl said...

Candles, blessings,the best of luck,positive thoughts and success, you deserve it! I've got a bottle of champagne in the fridge with your name on it!

Patry Francis said...

Oh my god, with all these good vibes, good wishes, conflagrations of candles, and even a cork just waiting to pop, those New York editors will have no defense against me and my little white box of hope.

Seriously, thanks to all of you.

Ivy said...

Well done on finishing it -- and good luck!

1000 black lines said...

Congratulations! One in the box. Start the next one.

Patry Francis said...

Thanks, Ivy.

And Max--very good advice. Don't focus on the waiting. Focus on the next project.

finnegan said...

Fingers and toes crossed. Hope to see an ecstatic post here trumpeting to one and all that you got a deal!

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