And no, it’s not because the constructions workers next door are listening to salsa music and wiggling their butts while they work.
My conference call this morning with my agent went well. She’s such a nice person, full of laughs, and she says fuck more than I do (which is impressive, and a good thing – I really hate it when I’m the potty mouth in the relationship, which is most of the time, except when I’m around other writers).
The book is very nearly good to go. She made one suggestion about the ending which I have to do some hard thinking on, because right now I don’t know whether it’s the right way to go or not. She did tell me, “Your book, your call.” But of course I want her to love everything about this book, so I’ll sleep on it and see how I feel in a day or two. The suggestion in itself is fairly minor and wouldn’t require a major revision and might just make the ending stronger. BUT, how this book ends directly affects the sequel, which I’m writing now. So the change would be minor for Creep but major for Beautiful Disaster.
Aaaaand I just answered my own question. Creep is the book that’s about to be submitted to every major publishing house in New York City. Of course I’ll make the change.
I’m slow… but I get there. Eventually.
So it looks like the rest of the week is going to be devoted to giving the book one last revision.
Wish me luck. I could be on sub next week!