Monday, April 11, 2011

Blogging Wins

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I'll be at Miss Snark's First Victim (link) telling how I met my literary agent, Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary, Inc.

Today I'm still walking around, smiling, and trying to wean myself off checking my email every five minutes. It's hard after a year and three months of querying, waiting to hear something. It's hard to think now I've moved to the next phase. Submissions.

I'm not sure what to expect.

Once again, though, I have to give it up. Blogging wins. After all those queries, I found my agent through a blog. It's possible my story's unusual, but maybe not. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts, so I hope you'll drop by MSFV tomorrow.

In the meantime, have a great Monday! After all this daydreaming, I've got to get back to work.

Til Thursday, reader-friends~ <3

41 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

Me too, through a blog, though still waiting to see if I am accepted or not. :0) But if not, then it will be submisssion after submission.....

Carole Anne Carr said...

Oh, and lots of luck with YOUR submissions, Leigh. :0)

Christine Danek said...

I'm interested in hearing your story. I'll have to remember to check it out. Good luck with submissions and congrats on the agent.

Renae said...

Congrats on your agent and good luck with submissions!

Laura Pauling said...

Awesome! Can't wait to hear your story!

DEZMOND said...

oooh, it will be an interesting story to hear! Hope you'll put in some spicy details :))

Vicki Rocho said...

It's a good thing you're a thousand miles away, otherwise my SQUEEEEE might rupture an eardrum or something. So happy for you!!!!

Angela Felsted said...

How great that you have an agent! Good luck with being on submission.

Old Kitty said...

Good luck with your submissions!!!! Looking forward to you interview tomorrow! Yay! Take care
x

Matthew MacNish said...

Congratulations! So happy for you. Can't wait to read tomorrow's post.

aspiring_x said...

HOORAY!!!! good for you!!!
i hope those editors concede to submission soon!!

LTM said...

@Laura--Thanks, girl!

And I've mentioned here before the first way blogging won was in helping me meet all you great writer-types for friendship, critique partners, discussion and support.

That alone is priceless to me~ :o) <3

Carolyn Abiad said...

You're such a tease! Making us wait til tomorrow... XOXO, <3s and all that good stuff! And good luck with the submissions! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Hey, wait! Did I miss the big annoucement, or did I forget it because so many writers I know landed an agent recently.

Congrats on the great news. I'll make sure I read the post when it lands in my inbox. :D

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

So excited for you!!

Ella said...

Good Luck; I hope you hear great things, don't you know this is Lucky Monday! <3 @>----- 555

Summer Ross said...

I have always found that waiting is the hardest part of any submission. I wish you the best of luck!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS and have an AWESOME Monday!

M Pax said...

Yes, spill the details. :)

Congrats and good luck on the submissions. With publishers?

LTM said...

@Summer--Thanks, honey! Yep, from one difficult wait to the next. But that's the story, isn't it? Hurry up and wait? *sigh*

Thanks! :o) <3

Kari Marie said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I can't wait to read about your story. Good luck on submissions. My heart is skipping for joy on your behalf.

Anne said...

Eee! I can't wait to see the post. ;)

Ellie said...

You going to get there, I know it!

Ellie Garratt

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Blogging does win! I don't hear too many who've met their agent through blogging though - bet you have a cool story.

Lydia K said...

That is superfabulousamazing news! Hooray! Can't wait to hear your story!
*jumps up and cheers for Leigh*

Hart Johnson said...

Mine was less direct--met an author who recommended me to my agent, but STILL, through my blog. I totally want to hear your earlier story--I've heard the later part, but not how you came across each other and how that went... so fess up! (or do I have to go to Miss Snark?) --I suppose I can do that *wink* I'm still so thrilled for you!

Tracy said...

well, sometimes we can't even plan the good things in life; they just happen!
I am thrilled for you!

http://sbpra.com/tracyspaine/

LTM said...

@Anne--THANK YOU!!! I'm still just smilin~ :o) <3

erica and christy said...

Awesome, Leigh! Can't wait to read more about it.

AND GOOD LUCK WITH SUBMISSIONS!!!!
erica

Clarissa Draper said...

Oh, I can't wait to hear what you have to say. Wanna hear your story.

erica and christy said...

I'LL TUNE IN FOR SURE! Congrats!!!! I wish you all the best and a fast response to your submissions! christy :0)

N. R. Williams said...

Congratulations on sagging an agent.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Michelle Merrill said...

Oh, I'll be there! Thanks for the link. I can't wait to hear your story. And good luck with submissions. My fingers are crossed for you (five times. Yes it's totally possible!)

Dawn Kurtagich said...

Hahaha! Believe me, you'll be right there in the checking the email every five minutes phase when you go on sub! It's like the writer's nervous tic. :)

Good luck! :D

D

Talli Roland said...

Yippppeeeee! I can't wait to hear the tale! :)

Massive congrats again!

Katie Mills said...

omg, congratulations! So happy that you finally found your fairy god agent! Off to find out how...;)

RosieC said...

Congrats! I'm excited to read it, and on my way over there now :)

Rosie
East for Green Eyes

Patti said...

Can't wait to hear your story. It's great to hear about successes.

Jessica Bell said...

Wow! Trust my parents to surprise visit me this week! CONGRATS! Oh wow, you must be so pleased to be in the next stage. I'm SOOOOO happy for you!!! Nice little cusion for all the other stuff you don't want to do ;o) XOXOOX

Libby said...

Congrats!!!

LTM said...

@Dawn--argh! I hope not... :D but probably will.

@Libby--Thanks! :o) <3