Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And Then One Happy Day I Signed With a Literary Agent

So, I've been sitting on this news for a while, just to make sure I didn't dream it. Since I've pinched myself black and blue, and Sugar has read the copy of the executed contract and assures me it's real, and I've waited a month to make sure she didn't change her mind, I feel safe in sharing the happy news that I've signed with Denise Little, an agent with The Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency.

I have an agent.

I say those words aloud to myself about fifty time a day. Sometimes I tell random strangers. People look at me oddly, but I'm accustomed to that, really. I mean, when you do things like run off with a man's vodka in the grocery store, you grow immune to the look that says, "Poor thing, she's Not Quite Right." Full sanity is highly overrated and, I suspect, boring.

Anyway, this year I have one more thing to be thankful for. (The list is long--I am ridiculously blessed.) Denise is enthusiastic, has been in publishing long enough to know the industry well, and is possibly the hardest working person I've ever come across. I count myself exceedingly fortunate to be her client.

Peace, out...

Susan

18 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh Susan - that's such fantastic news! Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and enjoy that vodka! :)

Carole St-Laurent said...

Wooo Hooo!!!

Barbara said...

YAAAAYYYYYY! I knew you could do it. Gives the rest of us struggling people hope, too. Can't wait to celebrate when your book is published!

Steve Stewart said...

WOW!!! Way to go sweet lady!!
Congrads Congrads

Steve Stewart

Donnell said...

I'm thrilled for you, Susan. It almost makes me want to rub your head again ;) I've heard nothing but fantastic things about Denise Little. What's more I saw her on a panel at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference and I was blown away by her knowledge. To say you're in great hands is an understatement. Congratulations, again!

Kitty said...

Fantastic News! I'm so proud of you! Congrats!!! Miss Kitty

Melinda Walker said...

I am tickled to death for you, Susan. I know you've worked reeeally hard for this and it's just completely fabulous news. You go, Girl!!!!!!!!!!!

Wilson said...

Congra'ts from your Ole Neighbors who in a small way have inspired your writing with our antics & cravy behavior. May the "Word Gods" continue to smile on you as WE look forward to riding on your G550 to the Islands...SOON!!!

WC & Miss Sandra

The Queen of Pain said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!

That is awesome news. I am very ticked you didn't let me know a month ago though :-)
At least we know you can afford to keep Jazzin now...and you'll have to stay in town to meet deadlines and other writer crap that I know nothing about. yahoo!!!!

FYI, I have a full time job now.

Susan M. Boyer said...

Thanks so much everyone!! Err... WC, you and Miss Sandra have indeed been the source of much inspiration--also, the best neighbors anyone could ever want. But we need to talk about that whole G550 thing. I may need to explain a few things about publishing...:)

Dear QOP, I have 2 more weeks of physical therapy for the derriere sprain before I can dance again. (Yes, really.)

Bob Strother said...

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving writer. You rock, girl.

Sissel said...

Hey, everybody! Susan Boyer is MY SISTER!

WAHOO!!!!!

Singin' your praises from the rooftops! Your hard work is paying off! I'm soooo proud of you!!!!

Love you!!
Sissel

Valerie Norris said...

Oh, this is the most exciting news ever! Congratulations, Susan! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to buy a copy of your book, have you sign it, and put it on my bookshelf forever. Oh, and read it, too! (Oops.)

Phil Arnold said...

Susan:

I am so proud of you. Maybe tomorrow night you can explain your decision to wait 30 days before signing and sending the contract back. why not the next day?

Phil

Susan M. Boyer said...

Oh, no, Phil! I signed and returned the contract immediately. I just didn't mention it to anyone for a while. I'm really not quite sure why.

maryeaddy said...

Fabulous news! Thrilled for you and can't wait to see the published work.

Leia Rice said...

Yay! We are agent sisters...or something. :)

Susan M. Boyer said...

Hi Leia! I'm really excited for both of us! Thanks for dropping by the blog!