I finished the manuscript for novel #3, which has the working title "The Invisible City", series title will be "The Joshua Files".
I was relieved to find that Mr Agent loved it. He sent me an email saying 'This is REALLY good' and then we spoke by phone, wherein he said lots of very nice things and then perhaps sensing the dangers of praising an author too much, he stopped saying, "I could go on but I'd start burbling".
Still doesn't mean there'll be a book deal, even if there is doesn't mean the book will sell.But I'd say this is as good as result I could hope for up to this stage. I'm happy with the draft, he's happy. Could be a lot worse!