I also talked over the war story with him, and I *think* I just figured out what exactly was wrong with it and how to fix it (based on Bob's excellent suggestions, and influenced by Dan's insightful crit). Exciting! I still feel too random and distracted to actually revise today, but hopefully by Monday. It needs more narrative, and I'm going to give it some. So there.
I *love* having an agent who is also an editor. I don't know if that's common or rare, but it's exactly what I want. Also nice that he responds to my statement that I'm hoping to lose ten more pounds by the end of the summer with a claim that I'll be "nothing but skin and bones" -- so very not true, but charming to hear nonetheless. :-)
Still planning on going to the gym, once I figure out how to get there...
Oh, one more thing -- a quote for the day:
"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working." -- Albert Giacometti, sculptor
Giacometti was probably independently wealthy when he said that, but it's still nice to think about. :-) I like his sculptures too.