Happy news to share today, news I have been waiting to share with all of you who follow along here:
I have an agent!
I will be working with the amazing Michelle Andelman from Regal Literary!
She tells me she loves my book!
She instructed me to follow a pink bird (the agency's logo) to her offices so I felt like I was following a magic bird to a secret garden!
She has made me so, so, enormously happy with her intelligence, thoughtfulness and kindness.
And, most importantly, she wants to share this journey with me.
I can not stop smiling.
Of course, there are stories to share and I will share them. Of course, this is only the beginning of a longer, more difficult (and exciting!) journey. But it is the beginning of something and I feel it is important for me to thank all of you.
In the years since I've been blogging, this space has been the space of my writing life. I went from having a handful of people read this blog, to meeting some of the most treasured friends I have. All of our correspondence and conversations have, truly, made an impact on my writing. In all this time I've written a few books and received many (many) more rejections, and, it has been no small thing to open my inbox to an alert from a commenter and friend. These comments and emails have always made me think I might have a story to tell and there may even be someone listening. I am not exaggerating or being melodramatic when I say that many of you are the only reason I continue to try and tell any story at all.
So. Thank you.
Now I dance at my desk. : )