I have not met the agent in the UK, but his bio on the agency website seemed to make Soldier and, by extension, The Great Man a fabulous fit.
I'm hopeful, but also quite jaded. I'm fully expecting a, "No, thank you" from both of these agents.
Both agencies have a policy of "if you don't hear from us in eight weeks, that's a no." Eight weeks. So I'm just going to ignore the submissions process for those eight weeks and get started on writing again... though I still haven't set my mind on which of the two sequels I have to write will be the first written. I may just do them both concurrently. We'll see.
Thus, today's plan is to start the brief plotting that I do... Which is actually to say that I write the one sentence note on the endings of these sequels. I say that, but the prologue for the next book in The Great Man (currently titled Outcast) is making itself known as I write this. So that's probably the book I'm going with for now.
That said (there's a lot of this), I have a few scenes from the next of the Avalon series that are screaming to be written.
WHY, BRAIN?! WHY DO YOU TORMENT ME SO?
The point is, I need to get writing. I'm actually pretty excited about having two stories to write. That means if ever I get stuck on one story, I can drop it for a bit and work on the other. Hopefully by the time I go back to the first, my sub-conscience will have ironed out whatever kink had me stalling in the first place.
Did that even make sense? I didn't sleep well last night for some reason, and the coffee hasn't kicked in yet. I'm pretty sure my fingers are typing out words...
Right, I have to go.
There is work to be done.