Hey, there, fellow bloggers and friends!
Today, I surpassed 100 followers on my blog! I cannot tell you how much it means to me. Thanks for supporting me and laughing with me and critiquing me as I make my way into publication.
And for more exciting news…….
I had a request for my full manuscript from an agency!!!
I wanted to find a picture that accurately represents my excitement, but there just is not one to be found! AHHH!!!
Now, I’m being realistic (despite how much I’m jumping up and down for glee!), and I know this is a LONG way from landing an agent or any kind of publishing deal.
But it SO made my day. Maybe even my year! I did NOT anticipate hearing back from anyone in a positive way for many more months, so this has been a boon to my creative juices and my self-esteem.
I couldn’t even finish my dinner because I was nearly hyperventilating. So, alas, my peanut butter/banana sandwich lies neglected. Sorry, samich. This is MUCH more exciting! I immediately called my parents, who have never wavered in their love and support of my writing, but could barely talk because I was so choked up with astonishment and squealing like a greased pig!! (Ew. That’s a gross reference).
I just had to share with you all. Even if this takes me nowhere past sending a full manuscript, it’s still a sign that people do like my work and that I’m headed in the right direction.
As are you! Keep trudging along, fellow writers/reader/tinkerers! I wish you every single joy and blessing I can think of!! (I’m feeling pretty magnanimous right now).
Now… let’s see if my stomach will calm enough to finish my dinner.
“When I finally find that one willing agent, I’ll have found my prize in the Cracker Jack box.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich