This just in

I was in the middle of writing a completely different blog post for today, but then


(Translation for non-writers: A literary agent asked to see a synopsis and the first 3 chapters of Twenty-Somewhere. This is a good thing. A very, very good thing.)

Andy’s reply to my ecstatic email:


You are more successful at writing than fishing

Fortunately, that appears to be true.

Man, I feel like someone shot me full of adrenaline. Which would probably be fine if I hadn’t just downed a can of Pepsi too. Now I’m going to be jittery all afternoon…

Jittery and grinning like an idiot.


  1. Congrats! That is so very exciting! : )

    And it’s okay to grin like an idiot. You got a request for a partial! I think that calls for grinning like an idiot for at least a week…. yeah, definitely a week! : D

  2. sick! you should probably preemptively retire, to celebrate. =D
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  3. Natalie and Les-
    Thanks, I’ll do my best! The St. Martins’ jitters lasted for at least 48 hours…

    Kimberly and Samantha-
    A week? Another Pepsi?! I think my muscles would explode from the spasms. :P

    LOL! Yeah, I’ll take that into consideration…

  4. OMG!! you’re on your way to being a famous and successful author and me saying to everyone reading your book “I KNOW THAT GIRL!! WE WERE COMMENTING ON EACH OTHERS BLOGS BEFORE SHE GOT SUPER FAMOUS! YEA THAT’S RIGHT!!”

    :) congratulations, love! this is super freaking awesome. now i’m all pumped up. haha.
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  5. It’s a nice feeling, huh? :)

    Just imagine how you feel when they ask for a full! And hopefully you’ll NEVER experience the crushing disappointment of the follow-up “It’s good but I can’t market this” email. That part sucks donkey balls.
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  6. Mike-
    Funny enough, I got a rejection from my query & sample pages that said basically that, but it made me feel good not bad. She said she genuinely liked my characters, and that I obviously had talent, she just didn’t think she could sell episodic women’s fiction.

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