Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wherein I Get An Agent (AKA Thank you, GOD!)

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That headline says it all, doesn't it?

CUE: Beaming Smile

The reality is, there's a really long story behind all this spanning three years, hundreds of queries, a false-start and a recent independent publishing contract offer... but the really important point is this:

Yesterday I spent an hour and a half on skype with Brittany Howard of the Corvisiero Literary Agency and, despite the fact I still had a couple agents waiting to finish the manuscript, I finished that call with a virtual handshake and promptly emailed the other potential takers to tell them I'd found my girl.

As I told Brittany at the time, listening to her talk about my book, her approach to agenting, relationships, writing, and editing, was like having my wish-list read back to me (and I hadn't even asked her the pointed questions!).

I am, quite literally, overjoyed. I am also, quite literally, struggling to believe it's actually happening O_o

So, please forgive the brief post, but I'm off to do some housework via interpretive dance and remind myself this is real.

51 comments:

  1. Yayayayayayay! I had a feeling this had happened, and I'm so happy for you! I love your book, and I knew it would find a good home.

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  2. Congratulations! I hope you two rock the literary world together.

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  3. HUZZAH!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! :-DDDDD I can't wait to hear all the details!

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  5. Dang... I was about to write huzzah, but someone already beat me to it. :) I was a big fan of our virtual handshake as well.

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    1. There can never be too many HUZZAHs here. Never. (And me too :D)

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  6. AIMEE!!!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!! =)

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  7. Oh my God congratulations!I'm so happy for you, and fingers crossed a publisher picks it up soon :)

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  8. Congratulations! So glad you included the nitty gritty backstory - gives the rest of us hope :)

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    1. Hey, there was a lot more nit and grit back there than you realize. Keep going!

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  9. What the what?! YAAAYYYY! Congratulations, Aimee (and Brittany)!!!

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    1. Thanks (and I'll say that on behalf of Brittany too, though I'm sure I got the better part of the deal).

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  10. You very much deserve all the congrats and pats on the back. Can't wait to see LISTEN TO ME on my bookshelf. All the best!

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    1. Wow, that's a huge compliment. Thank you!

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  11. So happy for you, Aimee! Congrats! :)

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  12. Congratulations!! As soon as I read your idea and snippets at WOC, I had a feeling this would be coming soon for you. Yaaay!!!

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  13. Congratulations!! Sounds like you guys are a perfect fit!

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    1. Well, I certainly feel that way. I'll have to leave Brittany to decide whether it's true for her, ha!

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  14. *happy dance* CONGRATS, girl!!! Super happy!

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    1. Yeah, it's a favorite of mine too, ha!

      *Does the Macarena and throws you some chocolate*

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS! How awesome :) So happy for you!

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  17. GRATS! That's wonderful and I'm so happy for you :) Looking forward to the first book sale announcement.

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    1. Ha! Thanks. You all seem a lot more certain of that than I am :)

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  18. Congrats! I'm so happy for you, YAAAY!

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  19. Awesome! I've been reading your blog for about a year, and your tips have been sooo helpful... (Lost my train of thought). Anyway, congrats and good luck! :)

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    1. It's so encouraging to me to hear that people are sticking around. Thank you! Keep in touch!

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  20. Apparently I don't have a "profile" name anywhere of significance, but just wanted to say YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!! So pleased for you. xxxx Rach vR

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  21. Congratulations!! I'm so, so happy for you=)

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  22. Congratulations!!! Doing the happy dance with you :)

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