Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wonderful and Exciting News

Last Friday I accepted an offer of representation with Alexandra Machinist of Janklow and Nesbit Associates.

That is all.

Oh, what's that? You want details?

Okay, here's what I can tell you.

I got "the call" almost two weeks ago from a different wonderful agent. And while I wanted to yell into the phone, "Yes, yes, yes!" I knew that wasn't the right way to do things when I had a dozen other full/partials out there with other agents. Somehow I stumbled through the conversation, and ended it with only a promise to speak with the wonderful agent again.

Then there was a flurry of emailing. Some agents asked for more time to read, some said they were too busy and opted out, and some wanted to give me a call.

In the end I received four offers altogether and each was was wonderful... and also kinda awful. I really did not want to say no to anyone who told me that they loved my book. I wanted to say yes and thank you and I love you for loving my book.

Of course, I could only accept representation with one agent and in the end I knew that person had to be Alexandra.

And now I am looking forward to the next step in this writing journey - that of going out on submission. It is wonderful and scary and amazing, and I am so very grateful to be on this journey and to be able to share it with all of you!

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Kate! [P.S. Knew it would happen! :-)]

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  2. So excited for you - such wonderful news! :)

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  3. WHOA! This is great news! But, isn't it funny that sometimes the things we dream surprise us when the become hard? I am sure there was a lot of stress that went into figuring everything out and saying "no" to people who loved your book.
    Congrats!

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  4. OMG, four offers?!?!? Wow, that is really a vote of ocnfidence in your work! Congrats. So happy for you!

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  5. Yay, Kate! Congrats! That is wonderful!

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  6. Just trying to make sure I follow everyone on the blog chain. I can't believe I wasn't following you!

    I've fixed it now.

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  7. Slightly belated congrats! This is awesome :D

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  8. Hi Kate! Saw your sale on Publishers Weekly this morning - many congratulations :-) Another Little Piece sounds right up my alley, so fingers crossed it sells UK/Australian rights...

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