On Friday I summoned up the courage to ask my agent if she’d heard anything back about my novel yet. Much to my great relief, she had not. And yet, I’m still worried because it has been a month and a half since we sent out the manuscript. When my first book was sold, my agent got back to me in two weeks. Perhaps that’s unusual. My experience is limited in that area. However, I think that if they had really liked the book, she would have heard back by now.