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.