For three weeks I have been sitting on a secret . . . THE secret. It's been hard. This morning, I signed the contract.
And that means I can finally say
I HAVE AN AGENT!!!!!!!!!
Terrie Wolf, of AKA Literary LLC
I decided to query Terrie after seeing her spotlighted on Guide to Literary Agents AND Literary Rambles. Casey McCormick always does an awesome job of showcasing agents, and her post spurred me to action. There is also an awesome interview with Terrie at The Middle Grade Ninja Blog--such great questions.
Terrie and I spoke for over an hour on the phone. I love her warm personality and her overall philosophy of the writing world. This quote from the Middle grade Ninja interview was a clincher for me:
"Don’t expect me to join in as you talk down my fellow agents and editors and your fellow authors. I’ll just not be a part. My parents taught me all about etiquette, and I believe in using my best manners with everyone I meet."
I love that! And I love knowing I'm now a part of her team. YAY!!
It has taken me three years, a gazillion drafts, and over 180 rejections to finally be able to make this announcement. God works on His own time, always. It isn't always easy to wait, to keep the faith, and to keep working in the tween times, but don't give up.
I want to thank my AMAZING critique partner, Valerie Geary, for sticking with me and continuing to read my evolving manuscript. She is freaking brilliant and I adore her more than she'll ever know.
Next week we'll celebrate with some
SIGNED James Dashner ARCS