Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Writer Wednesday: I Have Great News!

Remember what I asked Santa for this Christmas? The one thing that I truly wanted? The thing I've been telling you about a lot lately? Well, Santa delivered. As of yesterday afternoon, I have an agent again.

This time around, I sent out very few queries. Why? I knew who I wanted to represent me. I had my heart set on one agent. But I didn't query that agent first. Part of me was scared she'd reject me and I'd be crushed. But my good friend, Beth Fred, told me that agent would be the perfect fit for me. So I listened to Beth and got in touch with the agent. 

I stressed from the moment I pressed send on my query. And the very next day, I got a request for a full from that agent. I jumped up and down—yes, literally. I was so excited. But the moment I sent off the full, I stressed again. And I asked Santa to bring me a very specific gift. I wasn't looking for AN agent. I was looking for THIS agent. My gut told me we were a match.

Yesterday morning, I woke up to an email from this agent, saying she wanted to talk about my manuscript. I spent my day playing Sega (yes, I'm that old) with my daughter to keep my mind off the phone call I was waiting to get.

Then I had a great conversation where I heard the words, "I'm officially offering on this manuscript." I wanted to cry tears of joy. I accepted on the spot because Santa delivered the best Christmas gift ever.

Thank you, Santa, because I can now say I'm represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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  1. Yay! Merry Christmas. Now if I can just get my good deal. There is no way I'll have it by Christmas but maybe February?

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    1. I'm crossing my fingers for you, Beth. You deserve a good deal.

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  2. Santa told me you were a very good girl this year. ;)

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    1. ;) I'm thrilled to be working with you, Sarah.

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  3. Woohoo!! This is fabulous news for both you and Sarah. She's wonderful, and I'm sure you'll do great things together! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!!!! :-D

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  4. Congratulations to you both, Kelly and Sarah! Looking forward to the great books you make.

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  5. Congratulations, Kelly! I'm so glad you got your Christmas present! Hurray!

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  6. Great news! Congratulations!
    We'll give you a free pass on the Sega gaming adventure. If you'd said you played Atari, though, that would have been a whole different story.

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    1. Thanks, Mike.

      Are you picking on Atari or my age? I did have an old Atari when I was very little. ;)

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  7. Congrats! I've been waiting for a post like this from you! And Merry Christmas!

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  8. Congratulations on your early Christmas present.

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  9. Sarah is wonderful!!! I had a close encounter with her before I signed with my agent. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

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    1. She is great. I'm so happy.

      Merry Christmas to you too, Sheri!

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  10. Awesome news, Kelly! She seems really terrific! I always enjoy her blog posts. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks, Leandra! Yes, Sarah's blog posts are amazing. She's always posts such helpful things.

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  11. Thank is great news. Congrats to you AND Sarah. Best wishes to you both.

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  12. Congratulations Kelly! I'm so excited for you. I know how you must have felt losing your other agent, but this makes it all that more sweet. When a door closes, others open. Glad you got what you wanted. Merry Christmas! :D

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    1. Thanks, Diane. It's definitely the best Christmas present ever!

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  13. Congratulations Kelly! Nothing's better than seeing someone's wish come true :-)

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  14. What wonderful news, Kelly! You must feel incredible right about now:) I wish you the best of luck with your new agent!!

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  15. This is so exciting Kelly! Congratulations!! :)

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  16. Congratulations Kelly, and thank you for sharing your journey. It helps to know that even someone as accomplished as you experiences the nervousness and apprehension those of us just starting feel.

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    1. That never goes away, Sherry. At least I don't think it does.

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  17. Yay, Kelly! So happy for you. Great way to end the year. :)

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  18. Woot! Congrats Kelly, :) So happy for you too.

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  19. What a super Christmas gift. You have a very nice Santa. Congratulations. You just have to have the faith. :)

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  20. Wow, Kelly!! :) I'm so happy for you!

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  21. Congratulations, Kelly! You and Beth deserve so much more than a pat on the shoulders because you guys dreamed and went for it. Well done ~

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    1. Thank you, Claudine. Beth was a lifesaver during all this. :)

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  22. Yeah! So happy for you! What a wonderful Christmas present and also an excellent way to end 2013. Awesome to find the perfect fit. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you, Jess. Yes, I couldn't have asked for a better ending to the year. :)

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  23. Congrats, Kelly! I'm glad Santa came through for you!

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  24. Congratulations Kelly! Hope this lowers your stress enough to enjoy Christmas next week.

    Sarah, if you ever see this, I can further attest you've made a wise decision. I say that not just as Kelly's colleague, but because I know how hard she's work to get to you and her previous agent. (Speaking as someone who's still searching for his FIRST agent, at the time this is written)

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    1. Thank you, Taurean. That was very sweet of you to say. :)

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  25. Congratulations! And welcome to the...Sarah Nego Club (I don't know if that's what we're calling it. Suggestions are welcome if you have a better idea)!

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    1. Hi, Jeffrey! So nice to meet another one of Sarah's clients!

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    2. Same here. It's funny your The Call story mentions Sega. Mine includes a heavy dose of Nintendo.

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    3. That IS funny! Great minds, right? ;)

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    4. Great minds...play old-school video games...

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  26. I'm glad that playing sega helped the wait. Congrats!!!

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  27. I knew it! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I can only imagine that feeling as I haven't had one agent yet. lol

    Way to go Santa! :P

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    1. Thanks, Chrys! Yes, Santa is an awesome guy. ;)

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  28. This is so fantastic. You are both lucky to have the association!

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  29. WAIT HOLD ON YOU HAVE A SEGA?

    That is so cool :D
    Congratulations! What an awesome Christmas gift!!

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    1. Yes! It's so much fun playing these games after so many years.

      Thanks, Samantha!

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  30. Kelly, I love stories like these. Not unlike my own. I know just what you mean about going for the right match, and the gut feelings. Huge congratulations! I really like your new picture, too. :)

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    1. Thank you, Marcia! There's a lot to be said for gut feelings. :)

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  31. Aw! I love the story. Congrats again. I knew you wouldn't have issues. Your books are wonderful!

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  32. I am so glad for you! I wish you continued success!

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  33. This is a beautiful story, congrats!!! Y'all are going to be great together!

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