Needless to say, there was much rejoicing!
Then I got another offer.
And there was even more rejoicing!
And there was much confusion.
I ended up with three truly fantastic agents who not only loved MONSTROUS, but they all really got the book, too. It’s the weirdest thing I’ve written thus far, so a shared vision for it is pretty dang important. And every one of them was on my A-list as someone I’d give my left foot to work with. I got to be in the wonderful and terrible position of not being able to make a bad decision. After much gnashing of teeth, flailing of arms, and being kept grounded by a couple of my agented (and very patient) crit partners, I’m overjoyed to say that I’m now represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media!
I’ll post something a little more detailed about the journey later, but for now, this video basically describes how each instance of “The Call” went down:
OK, fine, I’m just paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
(And if you’re completely lost and have no idea what the hell I spoofed, I’m hereby deducting 5 points from your geek cred! It was one of the first internet memes ever and I happen to find it terribly amusing. Yes, I realize I also may be the only person amused by it, but hey, this is my celebration post so that’s OK by me )
Anyway, I really just want to say thank you to those of you in the writing community who have read and critiqued my query and first pages (and in many instances the whole manuscript!), or who have taken the time to tell me how much you enjoyed the query/pages when you saw it in a contest (The Writers Voice peeps, I’m looking at you!). I was utterly terrified to query MONSTROUS because of the previous manuscript which garnered lots and lots of requests, but no offers. Your kindness and support was just the push I needed to get the nerve to put it out there and it majorly paid off.
So thanks, you rock <3.