I admit, I always wondered what it would be like to see that 212 area code on my caller ID.
Well, now I know that it rocks. Because on the other end of the phone you get to hear this unexpectedly nice sounding agent go on and on about how much she loved your book and how, even though you must be SO swamped with offers of representation (HA!), she really wants to convince you to let her represent the book because it's so freaking awesome. (That was a bit of a paraphrase, obviously :-)
I only sent her the book on WEDNESDAY, by the way. She emailed me the very next day to say that she was loving it and would finish it by the end of the weekend and call me right away, which she did. I confess, when I saw that email I was CONVINCED she must be a scam artist, so I spent a few hours online checking her out. Turns out not only is she legit, but just about everyone out there *loves* her. I was totally shocked. (About the getting contacted by a non-scam artist thing, not that everyone out there would love someone!)
Good times, ya'll!