IWSG - agent appreciation

no new challenges or 'insecurities' to report...just still waiting.

i'm discovering that waiting is something anyone who plans on having a career as an author better get used to doing. waiting to find an agent, waiting while on submission, waiting to finish your next novel(s) while on submission, waiting for your cover reveal, then your book release date, waiting, waiting, WAITING!

it'll be totally worth it!

and, i will admit, i'm becoming a pretty patient person as a result.

while i'm waiting, i've had lots of time to ponder new stories, old stories, how i got to this place in my writing life, and the immense appreciation i feel toward my agent.

because, seriously, i wouldn't be in this glorious place where waiting is just a tiny hurdle if it wasn't for finding that one person who's as in-love with my stories as i am and who believes in my abilities as a writer.

i still have insecurities, doubts, and fears, but having jamie's support shrinks all of those things down to ants.

i know i've spoken on it before, but i just feel SO LUCKY! i seriously won the agent jackpot...


i can't begin to express how amazing it is to find someone who is willing to work so hard and for me...my stories. it's humbling and wonderful and i'm forever grateful... but, words can't begin to sum up how i feel... so here it is in images:

lucille ball
yep, that's pretty much it...
how much do you love your agent? how did your paths cross? or, who's your dream agent and why?

*thanks to alex j. Cavanaugh for starting IWSG - a monthly blog hop where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. it’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!*
 *all gifs were found on Tumblr*


  1. Oh waiting is painful sometimes! I do freelance writing and am always waiting-- for a response, for the publication, for the pay! :)

  2. There is undoubtedly a lot of waiting to be done. Sounds like you have found the perfect agent though, congrats on that, I hope I can find my champion soon.

  3. I was too impatient and bypassed the whole agent deal and went straight to a publisher. Much quicker. But still, there's waiting involved. It's just the nature of the beast.

    ~ New follower and Alex's minion of the month, Nancy. Nice to meet you!

  4. No agent - I signed directly with a publisher. But I feel very blessed to be working with them. I doubt my books would've sold as well as they did with my publisher's dedication and belief.