I heard back from my agent today about my latest draft of James. She made a couple of editorial suggestions that seem so obvious that I’m a little embarrassed that I hadn’t caught them myself.

Both suggestions feel like they should be fairly simple to address, but I suppose I’ll find out for sure in the morning. I’ve got an idea for a new opening sentence, and I’ll be curious to see how well it holds up after a night’s sleep.

I’ll get to meet my agent in person for the first time next week at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio. Liz B at A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy will be there, too, as will Don Tate. If you’re reading this and plan to be there, please let me know — I’d love to meet as many of you as possible.