I think it’s safe to say that January 2016 didn’t go quite like I expected. At the start of the year, I invested in a few hours of childcare every week so I could better keep up with work and direct more energy toward my writing. I had a general idea of where I thought this energy would go.
- I would finish querying my SF novel.
- I would work on developing my productivity and building my “backlist” of projects.
- I would research and begin establishing a career as an indie author.
And that was how it would go.
Except it didn’t. Except, all of a sudden, I got an email from an agent who wanted to have The Call. Except, when I sent out nudges to outstanding queries and manuscripts, I had other interest, other requests…
…and another Call.
I was flattered. I was overwhelmed. Quite frankly, I was skeptical. I didn’t think I’d ever be agented again. I’d kind of resigned myself to the fact that I wasn’t probably going to find an agent who “got” me. And out of nowhere, just when I was turning my eyes elsewhere, there was more than one and they were passionate about the book — MY book.
I did every bit of research I possibly could. I talked to their clients. I asked a ton of questions and then a few more. I looked over the potential paperwork and agency information and compared, compared, compared for two weeks.
And while I think I was in the blessed position where there wasn’t really a *bad* choice here, I did still have to make a choice. And I’m ridiculously happy to announce that I’m now represented by Lara Perkins of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
I’m completely blown away and I have no idea what is around the bend, but I’m excited for it and I know Lara is going to be a great advocate and partner for what’s ahead.