Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Big News (In which I use GIFs for the first time)

I'm very (super, crazy) excited to announce that I've signed with literary agent Rachel Marks!

She enthusiastically requested the full for my YA contemporary, HELLO/GOODBYE, and a few days later sent me an email to set up a phone call.

I squealed and danced around with my kids like this:


Then tried to act very professional on the phone but inside I felt like this:


I had to email the other agents who had the full and wait (incredibly im)patiently. But finally I was able to let Rachel know, "Yes, yes, I want to sign with you!"


I couldn't be happier. I'm thrilled to be working with Rachel and it feels so good to 
know someone else loves my story, my characters, enough to want to sign me, 
and work with me get them out into the world. 

Those of you still in the querying trenches,
be patient.
Keep writing, keep working.
It will happen!
It's taken me years and many failed attempts to cross
this goal off my list.
Your time will come, too. :) 


27 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!!! That is so awesome!! And I totally love the Elaine dance--I'd definitely be doing the same :)

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  2. Yay, Rachel! I am so, so happy for you!

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  3. Congratulations!!! That's wonderful! Happy dancing!

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  4. I'm so very happy for you! Enjoy every moment and be so very, very proud!!

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  5. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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  6. Huge congrats!!!! Dance the day away!

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  7. Huge congrats!!!! Dance the day away!

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  8. Congratulations sis! We're all SOOOO proud of you!!! :-D

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  9. Congratulations, Rachel!!!! Go ahead and dance silly.

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  10. Couldn't have happened to a sweeter, more talented lady!! Congrats Rachel!!

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  11. That's fantastic news, Rachel!! Congratulations :D!!

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  12. YAY! Oh, such great news. I'm so happy for both you and your agent. You deserve this :)

    ~dustin burns, from Twitter ;)

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  13. I'm so happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!! <3 <3 <3

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  14. How wonderful!! So happy for you. And I love the GIFs LOL. Congratulations!!!

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  15. Rachel, that's wonderful! Congrats.

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  16. Congratulations Rachel!!! I'm so very excited and happy for you!! :)

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  17. That's so cool! Congratulations! And that's interesting that you have the same name. Then she'll be like, "Rachel?" And you'll say, "Yes, Rachel?" :) (Also, wouldn't it also be interesting if your agent's name was Ross?)

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  18. Fantastic news. Congratulations!

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  19. Oh, wow, congrats! This is such amazing news. So glad you've been able to cross this goal off your list at long last! :D

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  20. Congratulations!
    That's wonderful news!
    Heather

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  21. Congratulations. And now many many others will get the chance to love your story!

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  22. Congratulations! You are living the writer's dream!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  23. Wow! Congrats! I'm so happy for you. :-)

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