Within 24 hours of the call I had another agent interested in the novel, when I told her I'd accepted representation from another agency she said she was sorry she hadn't read my submission earlier because I was a "damn fine writer."
Wow. I'm all glitter and bells right now.
I subjected my husband, Will, to the Twilight DVD, which he found mildly amusing. He had a great take on the Bella discovers Edward's true identity dialogue:
Bella: Your skin is pale white and ice cold...sometimes you talk like you're from another time...I know what you are...
Edward: Say it. Out loud. Say it.
Will: You're a grad student
Speaking of movie anticipation - I'm loving the trailer for Spike Jonze's _Where the Wild Things Are_.
A number of folks have said they're worried it won't be like the book. It's clear to me that the film will NOT be like the book, but that's why I think it has so much promise. The narrative is about joy, loss of innocence, and the wildness of children's imaginations. I think it will be a wonderful interpretation of the spirit of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book.