So, 2008 is looking good right at the moment. I received my first request for a full manuscript today. And since I've talked about submissions and rejections often enough, I didn't jump up and down for joy at the news when I read the email. It's only one additional step, and I've read enough reports by friends about requests and rejections. It's a process, a process, only a process.
It's still my first full request from an agent, though, and that's enough to note 2008 is a good year right now. :-)