Thursday, December 10, 2009

In which Linda says "Holy Sh-", I mean, "Wow!"

See? What'd I tell you? I already lapsed. Missed, what, two days? BUT I had a Very Good Reason. You ready for this?

*clears throat*


Pardon me for shouting, but consider yourself lucky. If I'd tried posting this the day I found out, the whole thing would've been in ALL CAPS, and we all know how annoying THAT can be. I had to give myself a little time to acclimate to the whole suddenly having an agent thing before I could trust myself to post a reasonably calm announcement.

So, anyway, for those of you not in the writing biz, the mystical Getting Of The Agent is a really big deal. Really, really big. HUGE. (See how I found a synonym for "really big" there? I can do that because I'm a writer. It's what we do.) What the agent does is sell your book. Kind of a matchmaker between writer and publisher, and ultimately writer and reader. This is no small task, and The Agent is to be honored in every way possible. (I think my agent prefers Starburst candy, and maybe a few tootsie rolls. You can see why we get along.)

I'm sure I'll be going through the obligatory peppering of my conversations with "my agent" this and "my agent" that for at least a week. (Maybe longer. It could become obnoxious. If it does, somebody will tell me. I just hope they're gentle.) After which time I will likely settle into the strange new concept and continue doing what I've been doing for quite a while now: writing stories. Because that's the best part of this gig. I get to play with imaginary people!

Oh, you probably want to know who MY AGENT (uh, sorry) is. I am pleased to tell you it is Michelle Wolfson, of Wolfson Literary Agency. She rocks! And not only because she loves my book (IN A FIX -- more about that in a later post), but also because she is dang funny. Funny and I get along well, so I was thrilled, during our phone conversation, to find out Michelle has Funny down to a science. We clicked. I think she's going to be a pleasure to work with, and I hope she feels the same about me. :)

'K-thnx-bye. *wanders off, humming "Michelle, Ma Belle"*


Unknown said...

Congrats on the new and awesome agent!!!

Linda G. said...

Thanks, Marybeth! I'm pretty darned thrilled, in case you couldn't tell.