Saturday, December 15, 2012

I HAVE AN AGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Psst!


Hi.




So... I'VE GOT AN AGENT!!!!


I know. No one's more surprised than I am.


Let's hear it for self-confidence!


When Jessa Russo and I organized Pitchmas, we never dreamed anything like this would happen. But one of the agents noticed my pitch in the example, and requested the full. She read it in three hours, and wooed me on twitter the next day.At least, I felt very wooed.

She called me on Saturday, and her enthusiasm bowled me over.

Seriously. I felt like this:




So, after nudging the others who had my full, and thinking long and hard about what I wanted, I made a decision.

With delight, and shock, and awe, it's my PLEASURE to announce I've signed with MARISA CLEVELAND of the SEYMOUR AGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Words can't describe the awesomeness that clings to her. She is just epic, and I love her already. But you can't have her cuz she's all MINE! <--That's how it works, right? I don't have to share? :P Either way, she's my new partner in crime.





It took a lot of caffeine to get me to this point. There was laughter, tears, rending of garments, and gnashing of teeth.

But it was because of my CP's - my critique partners, that I got through it.

Jessa, my first CP ever, who was there from the start, and redirected me from my other WIP, and told me I needed to write Moondreamer. I don't know how we made it 30 years without finding each other. Without her, I wouldn't have even written this book. Okay, maybe eventually I would have, but not for a while. My twin separated at birth. My number one girl. Even though we've never met, we're so close, our husbands worry we're lesbians.I'm not saying we are. But I'm not saying we're not. :D

Laura, whose sharp eyes picked up the embarrassing bonus commas, and other lame shit that others missed. She is incredibly sweet, JEOPARDY smart, and an amazing cheerleader. Seriously one of my favourite people. She made me a bracelet for when the zombie apocalypse hits. She's like Macguyver with a vag. And a credenza.

To the Mistresses of the Written Word: I hope you all know how much you mean to me. Every day you made me strive harder to be better, simply by being amazing in your own ways. *pervy group hug*

Thank you all. For picking me up, and talking me down when I needed it most.
Especially on the days where I felt like, 'I've GOT this!' only to promptly fall short of my goal.


Or the days like this:

 Or where I felt like this:

This too. OH there was a lot of this: 


And some of this:


But I got up, put on my big girl panties and kept writing. Because



...when they want to succeed.




So thank you to everyone who believed in me, and was there for me when I needed it. You know who you are. I hope. Basically, this:



And this:






And possibly (definitely) a little of this too:








Because of you -


Or at least, I feel like I do. :)



Because here's where I'm at now, after writing, query trenches, shelved manuscripts, revisions, PATIENTLY waiting (hysterical laughter) and writing more, then the insanity of Pitchmas: I'm agented with someone who GETS me, and GETS my manuscript, and believes in me. ENTHUSIASM FTW! She fits me like a non-sexual analogy!!! Maybe slightly naughty. But only because she is truly epic.

I feel like this:









Although if you see me, it looks more like this:







And although the journey is FAR from over, I will never forget all the words of encouragement, and those of you who helped me make MOONDREAMER better.<3



To the haters, who thought I'd never do it, and have probably read this blog with THIS expression:







But not really. Because,

31 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You totally deserve this with your awesome sounding book and all the hard work you put in helping other writers. Squeee for you!

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  2. WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!! So effing proud of you!!

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  3. Love you! and this post! and I just know you're book will be on my shelf of "I know her!! I know her!!" writers before you know it!!

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  4. That's AMAZING NEWS!!! I'm so happy for you, major congratulations :D

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  5. All the tears. ALL OF THEM.

    I am so, so proud of you.

    I love you!

    *chest bump*

    DRAVEN FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. WHEEEEEEEE!!! EEEEEEE!!!! EEEEEEE!!!

    I think I said it before, but WHEEEEEEEE!!!!

    *resumes happy flailing*

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  7. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! :D Way to go! :D

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  8. I AM SO SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND SO RIDICULOUSLY PROUD OF YOU. YAAAAAAY <3

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  9. SO happy for you, proud of you, thrilled to know you...Also frigging awesome gifs...Buffy and Psych FTW

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  10. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! And I mean really squee! Like Justin Bieber fan girl squee. Like a Twilight Mom looking at Robert Pattinson in a wife beater squee. Oh SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!

    Congratulations times 100 thousand plus infinity times 12!

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  11. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you! You deserve every bit of this!

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  12. WHOOOOO!!! Congrats!!!!!!!! Excellent news ;0)

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  13. Congratulations! Great things happen when you put yourself out there to help others. :)

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  14. Tam, I love ya!!! And I'm so proud of you and well, just...YAY!!! You were there for us and I'm SO HAPPY it's your turn. I can't wait to hold your book in my hands and sniff Draven. *evil grin*

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  15. Congratulations!! That's wonderful, awesome news!

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  16. I knew you would land an agent the first time I read your query and fist page. I think it's great and awesome and I'm thrilled for you!!!

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  17. Congratulations!!! :D You're the very first blogger I met that I got to read those amazing four words on, so I'm going to refresh your page 1000 times so the magic gets passed on!

    (Seriously, congratulations!)

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  18. Oh Feaks I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that agency and I think Marisa is great. Congratulations!!!!!

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  19. FEAKS!!!! I am SO INSANELY happy for you!!! You deserve this and so much more!!! I love you forever!!!

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  20. Congratulations, my love!!! So excited for you and Marisa both; you guys are gonna be an awesome team!!!

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  21. That is fan-feakin-tastic!
    Rock on, you feaky snucker, you.

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  22. YAYAAYAAYAY!!! Huge congratulations to the both of you and may more good news follow soon!

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  23. Alright, I looked for a deli ticket machine and didn't find one, BUT I'm officially in line to interview you on my blog when your book is out. 'kay? Hugs to you for demonstrating the awesome beauty of karma.

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  24. So somehow I missed this, but WOOOOFREAKINGHOOOOOOO!!! Congratulations to you both!

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  25. Congratulations!!! So very exciting. :D

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So unbelievably happy for you! And what a great post to celebrate the news!

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  27. I can't wait for editors to get their hands on you! But until they do, you're MINE! All mine! You and all your super secret projects. :D

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  28. Congratulations! I remember receiving some great feedback from you in some contests I entered. I'm so excited to see you signed with an agent--Marisa seems amazing. Best of luck!
    -Emily

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