10.20.2012

announcement: OVER. THE. MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


oh man. oh man oh man oh man.

i've been waiting the better part of three years to write this.

so...

i won't drag it out.

or...

babble on.

or...

do anything annoying like that.

ready? are you ready? you sure?


I HAVE A LITERARY AGENT!!!!!!!!!
i've officially signed on with Jamie Bodnar Drowley and Marisa Corvisiero of the Corvisiero Literary Agency !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
it's a strange and amazing thing to work so terribly hard for something that seems so out of reach when suddenly here i am and it's happening.

oh yes, it's happening.
thanks to all of you who supported, read, critiqued, and listened to my woes and hopes! i have a feeling this next stage will require all of that and then some of me--much more to come.
here's the short and sweet version:
last friday i received the call. my phone likes to drop its signal when in my house these days so i set myself up in my car (it was too cold to sit outside). i answered the phone expecting to be speaking with jamie about a word count question she had, but it was marisa and jamie -- i'd somehow ended up on the receiving end of a conference call! they proceeded to explain that they loved my story/writing and wanted to offer me representation.

me representation.

i was shaking...seriously shaking. i don't remember clearly, but i believe i mumbled something like, "really? oh my gosh..."

after we hung up. i went inside and walked several circles around my living room staring blankly at my phone trying to figure out who to call first and how to dial.

i am incredibly thrilled to be working with jamie and marisa--their enthusiasm is infectious and i'm excited for the next phase(s) of the process!

i've heard it over and over during this rough and subjective journey: it only takes one person to believe in your work!

and there you have...dreams really do come true.

so for now, i'm going do this:

 weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


26 comments:

  1. What an AMAZING way to celebrate the weekend!!!
    This is one, huge happy, thrilling, exciting, stupendous announcement!!!!
    I'm cheering for you from over here. Can you HEAR me????

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    1. i do believe i *can* hear you!!!!

      thanks so much :)

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  2. yay yay yay!!! Congrats! That's so awesome :)

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    1. Thank you Alex--I still can't believe it!

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  3. Absolutely, AWESOME!

    Congratulations! Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!

    So happy for you!

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    1. Thank you so much Yolanda! Am celebrating...currently and with a glass of wine.

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  4. How kewl is that! Huge congratulations. I'm #192 on Alex's IWSG list. Nice to meet you.

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  5. Virtual fist bump! This is the type of thing that doesn't happen to everyone, so you're both lucky and deserve it and SHOULD be over the moon. Huge congratulations again, doppleganger!!!

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  6. WEEEE! What great news! I came visiting your blog from Writer's Therapy! And I love the title of your blog. It's very pretty too. All the best on your publication journey! :))

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    1. thank you so much karen! and thanks for stopping by! i plan to do my blog hopping this afternoon, so will be sure to check out your post/blog :)

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  7. How exciting for you! Congratulations. I know there are thousands of us wishing to be in your fabulous shoes right now. Wear them well and enjoy them while you're at it.

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  8. Popping in on the Writer Therapy Blog hop and just wanted to say, Yahoo!!!!! Congrats! Best of luck on your new adventure!

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    1. thank you sarah and thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Congratulations!! Jamie and Marisa are awesome.

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    1. Thanks Jenny!!! So happy to be a part of Corvisiero :)

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  10. Congrats! what exciting news!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. I am SO thrilled for you. I really am. It is the most amazing experience and Jamie is such a BRILLIANT agent. She really is. Here's some good vibes for a quick sale from your fellow agency sister!! WAY TO GO!

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    1. Thanks sweet lady and right back at 'cha!!

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  12. So exciting! How's the view from Cloud 9?

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    1. haha...everyone looks like teeny tiny ants :) seriously though, i'm still in shock, not sure when it's going to get *real* (kinda hope it never does)!

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