What's Up Wednesday: BREAKING NEWS Edition
What's Up Wednesday hails from the blogs of Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. Join the fun on your own blog and then go to Jaime's to add your link - it's a great way to share what's going on in your life and get to know other bloggers!
WHAT I’M READING
The same books that were on my list last week, plus a new one for the YA Buccaneers Reading Mutiny Challenge: LIFE IN OUTER SPACE by Melissa Keil. It’s laugh-out-loud funny.
WHAT I’M WRITING
I’m happy to report that yes, I am writing again. I’ve just begun a new round of revisions on the novel formerly known as WAITING FOR THE SUN. It has a new title and…
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
…I signed with a new agent!
In mid-September, my former agent and I parted ways when she accepted a position in a different industry. This news wasn’t something I made public, so I quietly and determinedly began querying again. I reached out to a few trusted writer friends for advice and support; for your endless cheerleading and encouragement, I thank you – and you know who you are.
I queried, I continued with my new WIP (KEYS), I kept myself busy with the million other things I do. Yes, there were days when I felt like that moldy piece of cheese on the playground at Greg Heffley’s school, but I persevered. I kept moving forward. I knew that someday soon, I would be able to enjoy that pint of Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer. Keep moving forward. That’s just what you gotta do.
So – happy day! – I’m very excited to announce that I am represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency, and truly, I couldn't be more pleased at how it's all turned out!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Oh, this long and winding road. I've had this dream to be an "author of books" since a very young age - I even put it in my third grade autobiography. That hasn't changed and it will not, no matter how long it takes or what minor detours I encounter along the way. Thankfully I've had a lot of support from family, friends, and other writers on their own long and winding roads. I wouldn't be here without all of you and I am forever grateful.
What's up with you this fine week?
YAY! CONGRATS, Sara!!! <3ReplyDelete
Smiling from ear to ear. This road is long and winding, it does try to take the life and expectancy out of you at every turn, but it can turn out wonderfully, too. So happy for your new agent, he's a smart guy! And so happy for you. Have a productive and inspired month of revisions.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rebekah! Glad to be on this road with you.Delete
That's great news! Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Thanks very much!Delete
I'm so happy for you, Sara! What a huge relief! Best of luck with revisions. I'm wishing you plenty of sanity and positivity and good news as you enter the submissions phase. Hoping for excitement in your future!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Might be time to start up those twitter writing parties again! ;)Delete
Congrats again, Sara!! I'm SO happy for you!! I can't wait to read the book that landed you not one, but TWO agents. :)ReplyDelete
Also, I went and got myself a pint of B&J Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream (my first time trying it) and OMG it was delicious! Thank you for inspiring that purchase!
Hmm, I like your take on it! :)Thank you!Delete
Glad you liked the ice cream. You can see why it's a special occasion flavor, I'm sure. :)
Congratulations on your new agent!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the new agent, Sara! What a great piece of news. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jaime! I like sharing this kind of news. :)Delete
I'm so happy and excited for you, Sara.ReplyDelete
Thank you for commiserating on our coffee/writing dates. :)Delete
Yay is right! :)Delete
Congratulations! That's great news, Sara. I'm so happy for you.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kelly! This was in the works when you made your recent announcement. :)Delete
Yay! Congrats on your new agent! This road is definitely long and winding, but at least we're on it, and the views not bad along the way.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kate. You're right, the view is pretty wonderful (most days)! :)Delete
Congratulations on the new agent! Funny how these things work out. Looks like it's ended well for you :DReplyDelete
And YAY for writing again! Woo hoo. I hope it's a successful week ^_^
Thank you! And let's hope this is just the beginning of really great things! :)Delete
CONGRATULATIONS! It truly is a long and winding road but you're on the right track!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Melanie! It really feels that way.Delete
Congratulations! How exciting! :DReplyDelete
Thanks very much, Emma!Delete
Congrats on the new agent!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the new agent!ReplyDelete
Sending huge congratulations your way! That's awesome news! And enjoy your ice cream, because you deserve it!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Erin! That's the good thing about this ice cream - I can enjoy it for days and days because it's so rich, I can only handle a little bit at a time. :)Delete
I need a good laugh out loud read, maybe I'll check out Outer Space. Glad you're back to writing, it's always a welcome feeling when inspiration strikes. Congrats on getting a new agent, that's awesome!ReplyDelete
It's a very funny book, especially if you're a bit of a geek like me. And thanks for your congrats!Delete
Congrats, Sara - Steven has made an oh so wise decision. I can't wait to see what the two of you will do! Here's to a wonderful 2014 for both of us!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Erin - and thanks for all the insider information along the way. Yes, this is our year - for reals this time. :)Delete
CONGRATULATIONS on your new agent! That's such great news :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kim!Delete
Congrats! Maybe I'll stick with thisTwitter thing afterall since this is the first useful thing I've gotten from it. Can't wait to hear more.ReplyDelete
Congrats, Sara! That is wonderful news :)ReplyDelete
Congrats!!! That's awesome! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!!! It can't have been the easiest thing in the world to have to break up with an agent, no matter what the circumstances. I'm glad it worked out so well!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Sara! That's such good news about getting a new agent. I really hope this works out well for you. Good for you for not giving up. Your persistence bodes well for your writing career, I'm sure. :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations. This is great news. I'm glad things worked out and that you were able to find a new agent.ReplyDelete
Congrats, Sara. Happy Writing!ReplyDelete
Congrats on getting new rep! I'm glad it wasn't too stressful. That must be proof of your talent!ReplyDelete