Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Happiest Kind of Post (Hint: Agent!)

In April of 2010, as I was washing dishes (i.e. bored out of my mind), a vivid scene hit me. Within 48 hours I'd written over 10K about the scene and who the characters in that scene were. Over the next few months I wrote and wrote and wrote that story. I had become obsessed with it. In October 2010, the first draft was complete and it was a MESS.

I took a few months away from the manuscript and in January 2011 began revisions. After several rounds of revisions, and many chats with my amazing critique partners, I decided to make serious changes that basically meant rewriting the story completely. It was terrifying and exciting and all kinds of fun to see how the new plot would unfold. An incredible thing happened: the story actually started to work. It was exhilarating!

So I spent a few more months revising, and finally decided the manuscript was ready for querying in January of 2012. I'd done my research and knew who I wanted to query first. And so it began. The rejections rolled in. I was prepared for that. It wasn't fun, but again, I have the worlds best critique partners ever. They listened to me and encouraged me and I kept at it.

And then the best things began to occur. I received an offer of representation. And another. And then a few more. My head was swimming (still is!) and suddenly I found myself in the position of making one of the best decisions of my life. It was a moment that I'd only dreamed of, but it happened.

It REALLY HAPPENED! So....I'm beyond thrilled to announce that:

I have accepted representation from the fabulous Marcy Posner of Folio Literary Management!

I HAVE AN AGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  (excuse me while I flail) 

I'm on top of the world! And I know without a doubt I wouldn't be able to celebrate this moment today without certain people in my life. You know who you are. I am blessed beyond words. Seriously, with all my heart, THANK YOU!!!


27 comments:

  1. CONGRATSSSSS! SO EXCITED FOR YOU! HOPING MY SHOUTY CAPS GET THAT MESSAGE ACROSS ;)

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  2. That is SO cool Cindy!!! I'm so excited!! Miss ya and HUGS!!

    TM Love
    Michele

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  3. Official congrats to you, my friend! :D

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  4. That's amazing! Congratulations!

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  5. Woo hoo!!! Congratulations Cindy!!! I am so so so so happy for you!!! :)

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  6. Congrats! I am so happy for you. :)

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  7. Cindy!!! :D I'm SO HAPPY for you!! Congratulations!

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  8. Official congratulations to you my TM friend! This is exciting news!

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  9. So excited for you!!! You deserve this!!!

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  10. I'm just gonna squeee and flail and jump around with you! Your story is amazing and I just knew you'd get an agent!! YAAAAYYYYYYY!

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  11. Congrats! We are now agency sisters. (I'm with Molly Jaffa at Folio.) They are such a great team. Good luck as you move forward into the next great wilderness: submission!

    cheers,
    Kristen

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  12. Congratulations honey!! I wish you oceans of success in your future endeavors!

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  13. Yay, yay, YAY! So happy we are agent-sisters. :o))))))

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  14. Omisgosh! That's amazing!!! Soooo great and exciting!!!

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  15. CINDY!! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!! Here's to many more exciting posts!

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  16. I have to tell you again - congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!

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  17. Thats sooo awesome!!! CONGRATS!

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  18. Thank you SO much!!! It has been so wonderful to be able to share the news!

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  19. Oh, sweetie- Congratulations!! I have tears of joy for you. I am so, SO proud of you, and that I get to call you my friend!!

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  20. Yes!!! I'm so freakin' happy for you, girl!!! About time! HAHA! Super hugs and congrats! Can't wait for you're next announcement when it sells! Woot!

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  21. Conrats, Cindy. I've heard nothing but awesome about Marcy. Well done.

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  22. Congratulations! This is a happy post indeed! :)

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  23. Congratulations! That's so exciting!!

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