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.