I haven’t been able to get myself to write here because there was something kinda major going on in my life and even though it didn’t take much of my time, it made my reflective abilities shrivel up like an offended sea anemone. Because that’s what happens when there’s a major email on its way: I sit down at the computer and my brain says “and now you will press refresh on your inbox times infinity until the email you are waiting for magically materializes” even though, deep down, I know it probably won’t come for several more days.
“Maybe I should write a blog post… OVERRIDE! MUST REFRESH”
Friends, I need to introduce you to someone. This is Byrd.
He is my literary agent.
Being able to write the above five words is a dream come true you can hardly imagine.
For those who don’t understand what that means, basically, acquiring a literary agent is one of the major hurdles to becoming a non-self-published author. I first queried an agent four years ago. He asked for a partial of the novel I’d written, couldn’t open the attachment, and then I never heard from him again. It was kind of devastating. To have an agent now feels pretty awesome. If I were one to use the eff word, I totally would have used it between “pretty” and “awesome” right there. For emphasis.
I just made you cuss in your head, didn’t I? Bwahahaha.
Yeah, I finally got the email yesterday after finishing a therapy session. It just… appeared in my inbox (as emails are wont to do) and said all these crazy things like “your book is an amazing love story” and “it is so well written” and “I would love to try to sell it for you.”
And I was like WHAAAA??? Is this actually happening right now????
Because first of all, it’s only halfway done.
And second of all WHAAAAA???? IS THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW??????
But it is actually happening right now.
So, we’re going for it. We are going to allow Byrd to take our precious book–the essence of our story, everything we are as a couple, a tale about the deepest sentiments of our lives–and try to find a home for it in the publishing world.
Pray for us. Pray that it finds the right home, with the right editor. Pray that it sells.
And then do a happy dance with me because this is one of the most awesome things that has ever happened to me!!!!!
All right. Enough dancing for me. I look really awkward, and plus I have some writing to do.
I’ll catch you all later. Have an amazing weekend. I know I will.
PS, I’ll post my answer to last week’s FFAQ tomorrow. Thank you all for your amazing questions, and for being so awesome.