Friday, October 10, 2008
First the contest finalist news and now a full request for my novel from a top agent. Yes! Such is the life of a writer. Our dreams always seem to be pinned on grabbing that next rung of hope, and in my case, I've been given a lot of hope this year--many rungs to climb--and many to get myself tangled up in. To those agents who called me this year and gave me hope, invited me to send them more of my novels, or said they wanted to "work with me," thank you. I appreciate your kindness, critiques, suggestions and the interest you took in me and my work. I hope this agent is the one--the rung that will let me climb aboard the next one. If not, well, at least I'm heading toward the end of the year with another glimmer of hope. Remember, no matter where you are in your goals, hope is the one thing that cannot be taken away from you. As long as you allow yourself to look past the dark times and despondency, and look forward to possibility, you'll be better than okay. You'll get to that next rung. I've obviously been watching too many mushy political ads lately. So props to said agent--may you say yes. Yes, yes, yes.
Posted by Marina at 11:58 PM
Monday, October 6, 2008
I just found out that I'm again a finalist at WOW! Women on Writing with another one of my short stories. The best part is that all the finalists' manuscripts will be read by Elise Capron of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. I would be beyond thrilled to capture her attention! Okay, I'd sell All of my shoes, and give up bread for the entire year. Did I mention shaving my head? Giving up All bread products AND chocolate? I'm ready. I'm here. My novel is almost ready, too.
Posted by Marina at 3:28 PM