As those of you who have recently received very belated email responses know, I have been cleaning out my inbox. ("Mess" does not begin to describe it.) As luck (and embarrassment) would have it, I came upon a success story from February that somehow slipped through my fingers.
I'm always stunned when I find this sort of thing hiding in the murk of my inbox. I love success story emails, and I usually respond immediately.
Anyway, here it is! The fact that I temporarily lost track of it in no way diminishes its shininess. My thanks to the author for his graciousness in giving permission to share this news six months late!
I've got a success story for you - on Monday, I signed with Ann Rittenberg of the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency. This came about in a way I never imagined. I wrote the "So You Want to Write a Novel" video that's been making the rounds (actually it was posted on Kristin Nelson's blog the same day she posted your "Snark the Haggard Agents Sing" song).
My video caught Ann's attention, which led her to my humor blog and my other videos that had gone viral, which she also liked. One thing led to another, and after a few e-mails and phone calls, she offered me representation last week. I accepted on Monday.
It's still very surreal to me -- I still find myself thinking like I don't have an agent (in fact, I started reading the February Secret Agent submission guidelines before I remembered I didn't need to
I will, of course, continue to read your blog, but I will do it happily without the stress of agent hunting (replaced with the new stress on working to get published!)