As many of you know, one of my novels has been sitting in the slush pile agent Rachelle Gardner for a long time. I'm sure you've heard me lament about it plenty!
After finaling in the Genesis Contest, I decided now might be a good time to follow up with Rachelle and let her know about the contest results. So, I wrote her an email, told her both my manuscripts finaled, and spelled out some goals I had for getting them ready to pitch to editors at the ACFW Conference.
You can imagine my excitement when she emailed back and asked me to resubmit 50 pages of both manuscripts to her along with a synopsis for each. I jumped on the chance and got them to her Sunday evening.
Yesterday morning, Rachelle and I emailed back and forth a few times. Then finally she sent me an email that made my heart stop. I'd love to have a phone conversation with you sometime soon. Could you send me your number and some possible good times to talk?
For those who read Rachelle's blog, you know she recently posted about making THE CALL to authors. (Read about it here.) I prayed and hoped when my phone rang a short time later that Rachelle was making the call to offer me representation and not to tell me I needed to take a hike back to the drawing board!
She immediately put my fears to rest. She gave me the kind of news I'd been waiting to hear for a LONG time: she liked my work and wanted to offer to represent me!
The rest of the story will have to wait for future posts. But I will say this, Rachelle said she was excited about my projects! And she gave me a list of things I need to start working on. I'm going to be VERY busy, very, very busy!
And, Rachelle is just as sweet and fantastic on the phone as she is in her blog. I consider myself privileged and blessed to have the opportunity to work with her!
Thanks for letting me share this with you today! I know all of you writing friends will understand exactly how excited I am!
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