Never did contact any agents to pitch The Paris Notebook. For a lot of reasons, I want to pitch the book I’m working on now instead. And anyway that window’s closed for awhile. Agents are people too, and they also have Christmas in less than a week! Not to mention Mercury’s going retrograde so the stars say it’s not a great time to pitch.
When Jennifer Lopez wanted to change the date of her wedding to Ben Affleck because an astrologer told her to, I thought she was crazy. But Mercury retrograde has proven to me time and again that during these periods, it’s better to not start new things but to retrench and revise. Which is what I’m doing.
I hoped to have the first act revised by Christmas,and it looks like that will happen. January is for the long middle of the book, and then I hope to finish the revision in late February so I can put it away for a week or so and then read it again for a final polish before sending it out after March 10, when Mercury will be shining bright again.