Okay, first I was excited that an agent finally asked to see my book.
Now I think ... it could be ... it may be ... yes, it's panic now.
Because it's not finished! Oh, I didn't conceal that fact in my query. In fact, a published author told me that was probably the reason I didn't get any positive responses until now. But I had read a book by an author who said that it was okay to send out a query as long as you were up-front with the fact that it wasn't finished.
I was up-front.
The letter said they want to see the first three chapters and then a synopsis. I have that. And the first three chapters are as good as I can make them. I wrote a good synopsis. I've even got the middle and end written. I need just that part between the middle and the end. (Yes, I know that might not the smartest way to write a book. Hey, you write one, and then get back to me, okay?) I'm 70,000 words into it. But still ... what do I do if he wants to represent the book?
And oh, to have that problem!
So now I've put that novel back on the front burner. All other projects will have to be put aside until I have it finished. It's my first and only priority until it's done. I've been working on a schedule, and if I keep it, it should be finished by the end of October.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, off to write I go.