Thursday, October 23, 2014

Getting the Call





If you are a writer, you know how much I liked typing my title today. It's been years coming--waiting on God to fulfill one of my dreams. I've often wondered what I would say and how I would feel when that moment arrived when an agent wanted to represent my work.

Today's the day. And I feel great.

The first time I met Linda Glaz face-to-face was in the bathroom at the Montrose Writer's conference in PA over a year ago. I know, say it. We aren't supposed to track down agents in the bathroom. I actually didn't, it's just that's where I first had the chance to introduce myself. In my defense, I'd already known her online and she'd already been kind enough to look at my work in the past.

We had the opportunity to sit at lunch together that week so I was able to observe her personality, too. I also took her classes and discovered her amazing teaching skills.

That's when I decided she was the kind of person I wanted to represent my writing. Trust me, I do my homework when looking at agents. She's also an author herself and knows her stuff.

The problem was I had to write a book she'd like.

So I dusted off one I'd started years ago and decided I would finish it, get it edited and send her a proposal.

Imagine my excitement when she emailed and said she wanted to call me and talk about the book.

So now I'm part of Hartline Literary Agency. What that means to me is my responsibility as a writer just increased. I want to keep my part of the contract and write books that might sell and market those that do harder than I have before.

But the best blessing for me is I have an experienced individual on my side who cares about her clients and knows her job.

Yes, God's timing is perfect.


16 comments:

Kenda Turner said...

Wow, Terri, congratulations! What good news. Very happy for you :-)

Carol Garvin said...

Congratulations, Terri! That's wonderful! God's timing is always perfect, isn't it?

Jeanette Levellie said...

I am uber excited for you, Terri! In fact, goose bumps are popping out as I type this! Welcome to Hartline--you'll love this great group of writers and agents. And did I say I'm excited for you?

Hugs,
Jen

Carmen said...

Oh my goodness!! I am SO excited and happy for you. Congratulations, my online friend! :)

Cheryl Wright said...

Well, Woop De Doo! Hallelujah! Congratulations! You go girlfriend!

Susan said...

That's fantastic news, Terri! Congratulations! Write, write, write! Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

So happy for you, Terri! I know how hard you've worked.

Save a spot for me on your blog tour. :)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Yay! Congratulations, I'm so excited for you!

Lin Floyd said...

blessings do come for those that wait and work and have faith...

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats Terri! Looks like all of your hard work, and research has paid off! Wishing you much success!

Julie

Lynda R Young said...

Oh wow, Terri, how truly awesome!! Congratulations!!

Pat Jeanne Davis said...

So happy to hear this news, Terri. So happy for you.

Cynthia Herron said...

Congratulations, Terri! Wonderful!

Judy Pencek said...

YEAh ! It's such a great book.

Rita Garcia said...

Fantastic! I'm so excited for you, Terri! Congratulations! <3

Lynn said...

Congratulations Terri! I have loved reading about your journey and happy for you!