Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Agented: An Update and Announcement and Plea for your Patience

I've been worried about writing this post.

That seems kind of silly, actually, to be worried about sharing good news.  But there it is--worried that this somehow changes things or, worse, sounds awfully braggy.

The skinny: I signed with an agent and am now represented by Jessica Sinsheimer (who is awesome).

Whew, that wasn't so hard.

Needless to say, I am very excited to tackle the next step in my writing career, and very excited to be working with Jessica (did I mention that she is awesome?).

I know that this blog has a short history, but I've been plugging away at this whole writing thing for a while, and though I know there have been times I've been quiet about where I've been at, this was not my first visit to the querying rodeo.  Not by a long shot.  At some point I'll write a big, giant "the long road up until now" post to illustrate this point (including, for instance, that I completely thank the economy tanking and the small business I worked for having to cut hours for providing the time and motivation to get serious about writing...back in 2008).

When it's less of a garbled mess, I might even post "the Call" reflections.  Which I've written down for posterity but, again, garbled mess.

And then there are the things I probably won't post.  A big part of this post is actually an apology.  Because of where we're at with the book, and because I'm a cautious and close-lipped sort of person, I probably won't be posting much in the way of "progress posts" until I have something to share.  I will post more on the project as a whole and fun stuff about writing it and all that jazz, but please be patient with me that, for me, it's just not personally comfortable or professional to slog you through the trenches of agented revision and submissions and all that stuffs.  It's not you.  It's me.

But enough about me--I want to know: What's something, big or small, exciting or just smile-inducing, that's happened recently for you?

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations!

    I applied for a job, which isn't a big thing but considering how hard it is for me to find relevant openings, it made me pretty happy.

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    1. Thanks, Cassidy! I remember being elated just to find listings when I was on the job hunt last year, so I hear you! Good luck!!

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  2. Congratulations!! I'm so, so excited for you!! Again, congrats!! Wonderful news.

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  3. Congratulations! That is fabulous news!

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  4. A new house, a baby on the way, and now a book! What an exciting year for you. Many congratulations! -Heather

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    1. Hi Heather--no kidding, this year is nuts!

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  5. Aaaaah - amaaaaazing!!!!!! Congratulations!! XD That's brilliant news! So excited for you :)

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