"You have to let me know if anything happens," she said.
"If I get an offer, you'll hear me screaming from here," I said.
Well, apparently I don't scream loud enough.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (deep breath)
I HAVE AN AGENT!!!!!!!!!!!
I am pleased (thrilled, amazed, overjoyed) to announce that I am being represented by none other than Merrilee Heifetz of Writers House.
Yes: WRITERS HOUSE!
HOLY FREAKING COW!!!
<---That's the agency that has MY work!!! MINE! (And it's flipping awesome, too. Have you read about the history of the house?)
*happy sigh of total joy*
Those of you who know me, know I've been trying for awhile to snag an agent. This past week has been one of total AWESOME as I not only got my dream agent, but found out that my dream agent actually likes these little stories I keep writing.
This was, as you can tell, a momentous day. I came prepared.
This is my grandmother's table that I inherited after she died.
I think she'd think it was cool that I signed my agent contract on it.
So, I set the table. First, my black portfolio that I keep my writing stuff in (including my lucky Chinese fortune cookie fortunes). My phone--which has been called from NEW YORK. The flowers my husband bought me cause he's cool like that. Oh, and see that box of pens?
Yeah. I totally bought some pens just for the contract signing.
OH MY PRECIOUS GOD I AM SIGNING AN AGENT CONTRACT.
Hey, did you see that blue striped box on the table? Yeah, the husband bought me a present. Cause he's totally cool like that.
A new keyboard and mouse so I can write my next agented works in style.
I told you he was cool like that.
...and that's it. I have an agent. OH MY GOD I HAVE AN AGENT OH MY DEAR LORD THIS IS FLIPPING MADE OF WIN.
Stay tuned! I express my squee-inducing joy in the form of contests, and will be holding a pretty awesome one starting tomorrow!!
And hey: faithful blog readers--thanks for the support, love, and reader community you've provided me over the years. You all mean a lot, and it's the best feeling in the world to know that I've got people to share my joy with. You ROCK. Yes, YOU.