Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Writing: The Agent Post

project: Sing Me Away (contemporary YA)
status: AGENTED!!!

I don't know how to write this post.

I feel like I've been hoping and waiting and working and crossing all my fingers and toes for so long, so much, that you'd think I'd know exactly what to say now that it's happened. But I don't. My words are all gone.

I have an agent.

I feel like an impostor saying that. The past week I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, thinking that someone was going to come and tap me on the shoulder and remind me that actually, no, I'm still in the midst of the slushpile, still not knowing how to go from "unfortunately I didn't fall in love with this the way I'd hoped," to "I'd like to represent you." To be honest even now that everything is all official I still feel that way.

But it has actually really happened and I'm a little all over the place not knowing what I'm supposed to say in this blog post. So I'll just say this: I'm represented by David Dunton, of Harvey Klinger, Inc. Sing Me Away so perfectly fits what he represents and I'm very, very happy to be working with not only an agent, but this agent in particular because he seems to just "get" my book.

So that is the news. :)

20 comments:

  1. This is wonderful news and I could not possibly be happier for you. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm thrilled! & it's so funny that this happened about the same time as SLN coming out because I've been looking forward to your book for so long -- probably for most of the time that I was querying SMA. :)

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    2. Chelsea SwiggettJune 25, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      You and SMA deserve it, Jordyn. Can't wait to see it on the shelves one day! ;)

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  2. Congratulations! Of the hugest variety!

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  3. Yay! That's so awesome :D I can't wait to read your book.

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  4. Congratulations! That's awesome!

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  5. I had a feeling this was coming! Congrats times a thousand, Jordyn. You've worked so hard and I'm so excited for you.

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  6. Incredible amazing exciting wonderful, and you are so deserving :)

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  7. Fantastic news - congratulations!! Always thrilled to hear about more good contemporary YA emerging into the world!

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  8. This is amazing news, Jordyn! Congratulations!

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  9. JORY!
    Super super congratulations! you totally deserve it and your writing is awesome and I can't wait to see your name on shelves!

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  10. Dear Jordyn,
    I'm not sure if you remember me but a long time ago (re: 2009? 2010?) we swapped novel chapters. (I was on Twitter at the time and Livejournal, as seeyouupside) I am not surprised that you got an agent and I am so excited and thrilled for you. Congratulations, Jordyn!!!
    All the best-
    Rachel

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  11. Congratulations, Jordyn! That's fantastic news. I'm so glad for you!!

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  12. Oh, I just saw this now (I've been under a rock). Congrats! What wonderful news!

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  13. I know I told you this on the Twitters already but just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS again! Now let's get that book pubbed so I can buy it please!

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