Friday, May 30, 2008
The Eagle has Landed... an AGENT!!!
Yes! It's happened and I couldn't be more thrilled with my new agent! I have an agent! I'll never get tired of saying that. Hee hee. Life is good.
Elizabeth Winick of McIntosh & Otis, one of the oldest and most prestigious literary agencies in New York City (since 1928), called me yesterday. She'd read my full manuscript that I'd sent about a month ago and loved it! We had a wonderful conversation where we discussed the book at length, she has suggestions for revisions (I'm so there), and she offered to represent me. And to represent my career. It's the real deal, folks, the whole enchilada.
That was my goal; to find an agent who is hands-on editorially and who is interested in more than just the book I had on offer. She has her eye on my future. The agency also specializes in subsidiary and translation rights, all taken care of in-house. Can anyone say possible movie deal somewhere along the line? Squeeee! That would be awesome, wouldn't it? McIntosh & Otis also manages the estate of John Steinbeck and Harold Robbins.
What's really wonderful is how excited Elizabeth is about my book, and she loves Chalice almost as much as I do!
I know it's taken me a while to post this on my blog, but I've been busy emailing friends and announcing the news on AW. Now I must float back to the ground and work the other job or I won't be able to pay the mortgage. Sigh. But my goal is to make a living writing books, so the first step has been made. Wish me luck that I can take it all the way! Woo hoo!