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.