Friday, September 2, 2011

My Big News

I don't know how to say this, so I'll just say it in big red letters:

I HAVE AN AGENT!

And not just any agent. I have a wonderful agent. She's kind, professional, and she has an incredible vision for my book. Emmanuelle Morgen is with Judith Ehrlich Literary Management. You can read her bio by clicking >>here<<.

Wow.

I still can't quite believe this myself. I wonder how long this news will take to sink in. I've been walking around the house, doing my regular thing, feeling totally normal, and then it will hit me all over again: "I have an agent!"

I'm sure I'll get my act together and be able to fill you in on all the details soon: what it was like to persevere through countless rejections, endless rewrites, reams of feedback. This road to publication isn't an easy one. We walk it because we are determined to succeed. To be honest, I think I'm just as terrified of the future (submitting to real editors!) as I am giddy with excitement. But that's all part of the journey. I'm learning to face my fears.

The Dashingly Handsome Sidekick and I haven't had a chance to celebrate yet because it's (*cue funeral dirge*) football season. But maybe we'll get a chance this weekend after the big televised game tonight (you read that right--the Mustangs are going Live!). After all, we get three days to party (very responsibly), right? I hope you all have a marvelous weekend.

Now I must descend into the realms of MASSIVE REVISIONS (well, maybe not MASSIVE, but I do have to change a few things). Thankfully, this is not a dark realm. I'm excited to make my book stronger. I'll keep you posted....

61 comments:

  1. Huuuuge congrats! So, so happy for you :D Next up: wait for announcement of book deal mwuahaha!

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  2. Yay, congratulations! I've heard so many wonderful things about Emmanuelle Morgen. She sounds so amazing!

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  3. WOW, so many CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So happy for you, can't wait till your book hits print! :)

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  4. Congratulations Amy!!!! So exciting!!!! We'll be anxiously awaiting the blog giveaway for copies of your book! :-)

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  5. Fantastic news! Many congratulations.

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  6. These are the best posts, especially when they're written by good friends:)

    Congratulations again, Amy. Wishing you all the best.

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  7. This is great news. Congrats! I'm sure you are thrilled. Keep us posted. Enjoy your football!

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  8. I am so EXCITED for you! Yayyyy! And your agent sounds just about perfect :) I expect to hear she's made a sale very soon :)

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  9. Amy, that's fantastic news! I'm thrilled for you! Have fun celebrating.

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  10. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Congratulations! I am super (if you couldn't tell) excited for you!!! I can't wait to see what lies ahead.

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  11. I was hoping your fun news was along those lines. Congratulations!

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  12. Amy, wish I could hug and jump around in the living room with you! Very awesome news! Congrats to you!

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  13. I love this for you. And I'm not at all surprised.

    I'm starting to get a keen eye for these things!

    :D

    Be blessed!
    ~ Wendy

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  14. Another congratulations from us! Enjoy the journey!!!!!

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  15. Congraulations!!

    I barely you know you but I just did a little happy dance in my rolly-wheeled desk chair because I am THAT stoked for you. Whoohoo!

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  16. Amy, this news makes me so happy. Congratulations!!! Celebrate, revise, celebrate some more, and I hope your agent finds a good home soon. You're amazing!

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  17. Woah! I can't believe I almost missed this in my Google Reader. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  18. I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations!

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  19. AGH! That is so great!! Super excited and happy for you! Emmanuelle Morgen was on my wish list :) Great agent!

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  20. Hi Amy .. that's wonderful news - many many congratulations - no wonder you're all amiss .. frankly I'd cancel the football season?!

    Enjoy when you can and what an amazing start to Autumn ..

    I've just followed across from Karen's BBQ party .. see you around .. cheers for now - Hilary

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  21. Just popped over from Karen's BBQ and read your news. Congratulations. I look forward to reading about your road to publication!

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  22. Hi-ya. I popped over from Karen's party, and I'm glad I did. When something so stupendous as getting an agent happens, you simply can't have too many people celebrating with you. Congratulations!

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  23. Yay Amy!!!!!! I'm so, so happy for you! Good luck with revisions, and can't wait to hear more. :)

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  24. That's brilliant news, Amy. I'm so pleased for you and you tell that DHS of yours that sometimes there are things that are even more exciting than football so you get out there and celebrate. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  25. I wish that you weren't so many miles away. Krista and I would SO be celebrating with you. I know all about the coaching husband thing. Know that you've got someone happy dancing in Nevada (and hoping an editor falls in love your story soon). :o)

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  26. Congratulations!!! I would be walking around doing the same thing and continuing to say out loud - I have an agent! I am stopping by from Karen's BBQ. Great to meet you & I look forward to reading more....

    ~Tracy

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  27. Well, awesome!

    I can't help being a little jealous; you've gotten so far!!!

    Really though, AWESOME!! I'll buy your book as soon as it comes out.

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  28. Congrats, that's wonderful news! I'm looking forward to reading more details as you post them.

    I'm stopping by from the BBQ, nice to meet you.

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS, AMY!!! Yay, I am still so psyched over this! It's about time your beautiful writing gets the recognition it deserves!

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  30. Congratulations! How fantastic it must feel. I can only imagine, since this has not yet happened for me yet. I'm going through the journey you describe. Even queried your new agent - with no response.

    Looking forward to following your continued journey. Happy to have connected! Came over from the Labor Day blog hop...

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  31. Congratulations! How fantastic it must feel. I can only imagine, since this has not yet happened for me yet. I'm going through the journey you describe. Even queried your new agent - with no response.

    Looking forward to following your continued journey. Happy to have connected! Came over from the Labor Day blog hop...

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  32. Terrific news, Amy. Congrats!! I'm always happy to hear that someone else has crawled along that road long enough to land an agent. It means there's hope for the rest of us.

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  33. Amy, congrats! A new chapter of your life now begins. Virtual fist-bump!

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  34. OH, Amy! I'm so excited for you!!!!! Congratulations. :D

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  35. congrats on the agent!!
    followed u over from karen's bbq... brought whiskey and steak! enjoy! and great blog--following!

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  36. Congrats Amy! That's awesome news. So happy for you.

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  37. Oh yay!!! This is incredible news. I am so, so delighted for you, Amy. I am even tearing up a little bit, because I feel like I've been with you on this journey all along (not really 'with' you...but you get my meaning).

    WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. Great news!

    Good luck with the revisions--and with football season...

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  39. So exciting for you! Congratulations!

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  40. Oh Amy - I am so happy for you! Congratulations!!!!

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  41. Congrats on the big news, Amy. Um, but how come I found out about this on Shelli's blog first, huh? ;)

    Good luck with submissions.

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  42. Oh my gosh, That. Is. AWESOME!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you! You need to celebrate soon. Toasting you with a cup of coffee! :D
    My Blog

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  43. Congratulations! Just popped over from Kristin Creative!:)

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  44. Congratulations! I'm so incredibly excited for you! I hope you're still dancing on clouds because this is a moment to always be cherished! One I can't wait to experience! Congratulations again! Best of luck through the dreaded next half of revisions!!!

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  45. Congratulations!! SO exciting! I dream of th day when I can write a post like this. Can't wait to hear more about your journey :)

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  46. YAY!!!! I met Emmanuelle at a con and she is absolutely lovely. CONGRATS!

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  47. Sweet! No greater high than landing an agent. And Emmanuelle... right on! She looks fantastic.

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  48. Looks like I'm late to the party, Amy, but WOW! I am truly thrilled for you!! CAN'T wait to hear more!! And I'm so in line for an ARC . . . :)

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

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  50. Omg!! Congratulations! I'm 96% happy for you and only 4% jealous, I swear lol! Honestly, you deserve this. :-)

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  51. Amy- I'm so excited for you!!! I've commenced stalking Emmanuelle Morgen and she looks fantastic. I'm excited to here the rest of your details.

    Far from being jealous, you finding an agent reassures me that writing what you love and writing it well will pay off...eventually:) Thanks for sharing the great news and good luck with those revisions. And I hear you on the football funeral dirge! ;)

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  52. Yes, please give details on how you hung in there and kept the faith, despite the rejections! I'm in the trenches right now!

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  53. I feel horrible that I'm so late to this party! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I knew it would happen for you.

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  54. Amy! How did I miss this post?! CONGRATULATIONS! Wee-haw!

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