Friday, October 09, 2009

I have news!

There's been quite the dearth of writing news on this blog--no one knows that better than me. But I must tell you--I'm bursting to tell you--that after several frustrating, some would even say mind-boggling (me!), months searching for an agent, I have found one. And I couldn't be more thrilled with her.

I spoke to her on the phone earlier this week--it was a lovely chat!--and afterwards I felt like I had truly found my ideal match. She is charming and sweet, and she loves my voice and my story. Hooray!

The whole situation is really rather serendipitous. I stumbled across her name and profile a while ago in association with a writers' conference, and I filed it away for the time when I would start querying agents. So then recently, just as I'd decided to call it quits with the agent hunt and turn my attention to submitting to publishers directly, and maybe, eventually, self-publishing, round 2, I found the information I'd ferreted away. I decided to give it one more shot. And now, here I am, happy as a clam, to tell you that she is now my agent! One month turnaround time from snail-mail query to done deal! Unbelievable!

So...to sum up...there may be some writing news posted here occasionally in the coming months.

16 comments:

Stacy said...

Yay! Congratulations!

So there will be lots of celebrating in Casa Goodnight this weekend? ;)

Anissa said...

Congratulations! I love to see fellow writers take that next step. So happy for you. :)

Keri Mikulski said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to hear the deets. :) :) :)

Miss Chevious said...

woo-hoo! that is awesome!! congrats and have fun celebrating this weekend! i'm making the blog rounds after a very long absence! :)

liz fenwick said...

Absolutely brilliant news!!! Hige congrats!
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Sarakastic said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thank you sooo much for all the congratulations! You guys are great, and I love that you swing by to visit with me.

Lucy said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you and believe that this news will lead to future good news! :o)

Barrie said...

That is FANTASTIC news!! I'm so happy for you!!!

Stephanie J said...

That's fabulous news! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see all the writing updates to come. I'm so excited for you. :)

Beck said...

AN AGENT! Picture me mentally high-fiving you RIGHT NOW.
Well deserved. I am DELIGHTED.

Liza said...

Congrats Alyssa!

Jason said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic!

Catherine Avril Morris said...

That's such great news about your new agent! Congratulations! And thanks for visiting my site, and for your congrats on my pregnancy. :) Yes, it's been a long time -- it was really good to hear from you, and to visit your site and see how well you've been doing. (Your Halloween party plans look pretty great, too...) Hope y'all are having some of this gorgeous, cool weather we've been having here in Austin. It's just the nicest time of year, I think.

Caroline said...

First time I have ever posted on a blog, would you believe, but I felt your excitement at bagging an actual agent and just wanted to say well done ! How amazing that must have felt. I am at the start of my journey so will watch with interest as yours continues. Congrats.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So glad you came out of lurk, Caroline! Hope you come back to visit!