a) become an email stalker
b) chew my nails away to nothing
Anyhow, my patience *may* be rewarded in time. Gillie emailed this evening to say that she has been swamped but that she is reading the MS and is "really loving it." I was so pleased to get her message as it feels like I sent the MS to her about a decade ago - every day feels so slow...! :-)
So now I need to keep my fingers crossed that she likes the ending etc and that she decides she wants to sell it to somebody, dammit!
The whole process is a total emotional rollercoaster. I thought writing the book was the hard part - but that now seems like a breeze in comparison to this bit...!