Tough call

For future reference, if you’re out of town and get a request to send a partial submission to the agent you really, really, really hoped would read your debut novel, it will cost you $30 to print it at Office Depot and $176 to print it at FedExKinkosFedOfficeFedWhatever.

Tough call. But  I think since David Foster Wallace’s agent actually wants to peruse my novel, I’ll go with the $176. Because there *must* be a reason paper and ink cost six times at FedEx, right?  Like, they’ll use their special lasers to make my writing even better, right? Or print in in black and white gold, right?

By the way, did I just seem all casual about the fact that the agency that found DFW in the slush pile is at least potentially interested in my novel? Sorry. Didn’t mean to make it seem off-handed. There isn’t an emoticon for “wetting my pants right now in fear, as I sob in relief,” is there?

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10 thoughts on “Tough call

  1. DUDE! Totally worth $176. I’m sure they printed it in hypnotic ink, the kind that (when paired with your brilliant prose, of course) makes agents and editors alike swoon and send out contracts. Wow! Yay! Go you!

  2. AHHHHH!!!

    I’m pulling out my copy tonight!

    Congrats, Naptime Writing! That’s worth at least 10 more of these !!!!!!!!!!

  3. I just don’t think you’re hip enough to know the emoticon. Mostly b/c you spelled it out, when you probably should’ve written: WMPRNIFASISIR. You’d know that if you texted.

    Fingers crossed!

  4. Actually I thought you were acting all cool and casual because it’s just another day in the Naptime Writing world. But that is AWESOME! Good luck!

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