She's been in touch with me a couple times, always very pleasantly, always in a way that reinforced her solid professionalism. In other words, in a way that underscored she'd be a pleasure to work with.
Her most recent email:
I have to admit that I read your blog post this morning, and was debating whether or not I should give you a little poke. As you can see, the poking decision won over the not poking decision, but that's also because I re-read our chain and realized you told me to follow up with you again at the end of October regarding [Title] :) I blame my delayed follow up on how quick these last few months have gone! Seriously, I can't believe it's November already.
At any rate, here's another picture of Comet because at this point it would be a shame for me not to include him:
|Comet, hoping I've actually gotten some reading done!|
I'm not sure a lot of other agents do this.
If they do not, one thing writers should ask when sending a requested full is "When should I check back with you?"
I do this with editors a lot. I let them set the reading schedule since they know more about what's on their plate than I do.
And of course, it never hurts to employ the secret weapon of dog and cat photos.