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. Yay! Enjoy it, and don’t forget the jittery happy feeling:)
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  2. Todd Newton says:

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  3. Les says:

    Jealousy and much much encouragement! Congrats and hold on to that happy feeling!

  4. 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

  5. Aurora says:

    sick! you should probably preemptively retire, to celebrate. =D
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  6. Ah, congrats! (Found your blog through Natalie’s.) That is a huge deal! You should splurge. Have another Pepsi. :)

  7. Kristan says:

    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…

  8. Mary says:

    W00t! Congratulations, and I hope this leads to many bigger and better things. :)
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  9. YAY! Hooray Kristan!

  10. Aisha says:

    Congratulations! Last week I dreamt you had an agent interested in your work :)

  11. Kristan says:

    Thanks, y’all!

    And Aisha, haha, how about next you dream about me becoming a highly successful author? ;D

  12. GingerMandy says:

    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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  13. Jon says:

    Congrats Kristan! It’s funny how good things seem to happen when you’re not even thinking about them. Or I hope that’s how it works.
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  14. Sonja says:

    Cool beans! :)
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  15. Kristan says:

    LOL I can’t WAIT for that day!

    Is that how it works?? I better stop thinking, then!

    And hot tamales!

  16. Savor the moment! How wonderful for you. Congrats!
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  17. Lindsey says:

    Aw, yay for you!
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  18. Trisha says:

    Yay! Good luck!

  19. Congrats! Good luck taking the next step!

  20. Sarah says:

    In the words of our good friend, Throkmorton P. Honeycut, “Hip, Hip, Booraw!” So great Kristan!
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  21. Dara says:

    So exciting! Keep us updated and good luck!
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  22. Mike Chen says:

    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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  23. Kristan says:

    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.

  24. Angie says:

    OMG why did you not TELL ME YESTERDAY?! you know I’m slow on blogs now…
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  25. Jay Eckert says:

    Doesn’t it feel great, Kristan? You just go on and float on air. Those times don’t happen often enough.
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  26. Hey, Hey…that’s awesome! I’ll keep my fingers crossed the partial becomes a full…then you’ll really be on a good feeling high!

  27. I’m a wee bit late, but that is great! (Wow. I really didn’t mean to go Dr. Seuss-rhyme-time there.) Congratulations! Best of luck to you :-)
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  28. Kristan, if you’re getting a request for a partial, you’re on the right track. Good luck!
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  29. Jeff says:


  30. Meghan Ward says:

    Super late comment from me, but Congratulations! You go girl!

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