How many nights did I lie awake, imagining an agent emailing or calling to tell me she loved my book and wants to sell it for me?
Countless nights, that is the answer. Depending on how tired I was, I could adjust the daydream’s level of detail. If I wasn’t tired at all, I might see the words of the email outlining every feature the agent loved about my book, then segue into how I’d tell my friends and relatives, and then get to the part where I actually speak to the agent on the phone. If I was pretty tired, I might only get as far as opening an email that said, “Yes, I want YOU!”
But these were all just that – daydreams.
So when it actually happened, it was eerie, I tell you. Sure, at first there was gasping, and phone calls, and dancing.
And then…there was calm. And silence. And waiting to wrap up the handful of outstanding queries I had.
I’ve been sitting on this exciting news for a week, and am thrilled to finally announce:
Brandi Bowles, with Foundry Literary + Media, is now my literary agent!
(It kind of feels like announcing an engagement, or, if that analogy sounds too big, maybe a date to the (VERY IMPORTANT, VERY COOL) prom. One I couldn’t have gone to without her.)
“How I Got My Agent” blog posts seem to be very popular, but I don’t have time for that today. Maybe some other time. No promises, though. It’s the last week of Z’s school, Maverick’s seven weeks old, and I’ve got some revisions to do over the summer. Busy times! But happy.
ETA: My detailed post can be found here.