Monday, December 6, 2010

AGENTED!!

Yes, you read that right! And this isn't a joke! Or a trick! Or a clever play on words!

I HAVE AN AGENT, GUYS.

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that I am now officially represented by the fantastic Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management!


*screaming* *jumping around* *dancing*


A literary agent! Of my very own! I seriously have no idea how to write this post. I'm filled with so many different emotions. This post could be brimming with:

a. Euphoria

b. Optimism

c. Gratitude


So by way of a warning, I plan to use a few different posts to cover this monumental event in my writing career. In fact, I think I'll use one post to cover each of the emotions I mentioned above. In the next few days, you guys get to hear the WHOLE SORDID TALE. (I know! I'm so generous.)

Today, is the euphoria.

This post will include some GUSHING about Molly. Because she really is awesome! And I know everyone says that about their agents, but I absolutely mean it. Molly is sharp and funny, and super nice. I'm SO excited to work with her!

This post will also include more *screaming* *jumping around* and *dancing*!!

This post will include far too many exclamation points!

In the end, on a day like this there's really only one thing to say:

PARTY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!! Dr. Peppers for everyone!! Today they shall flow without end!



Check in again Thursday for my Optimism post. I'm going to tell you guys the story of my journey to this moment. (Spoiler Alert: It was long.) Until then, ROCK ON. :)

57 comments:

blue seahorse said...

That is awesome!!!! ^_^
I am so happy for you!! I've been following your blog for the last 5 days and it is flexible, simple writing! I like your blog a lot, hence the follow-ing! :)
Congratulations on being agented.
love, luck
blueseahorse.

Jill Hathaway said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS!!!!!

Mim said...

Congratulations! So excited for you!

Kara Mustafa said...

EEEEE congrats!!!

Samantha Vérant said...

Congrats! i just saw your news on Sara Raasch's sidebar! Woot! Woot! Party in the comments section!

Mary Campbell said...

Congratulations!!! Very awesome.

storyqueen said...

Congratulations!!

This is just awesome.

I am so happy for you.

Shelley

Natalie Whipple said...

Woot! Ren, you know how happy I am about this:) Welcome to the Court of the Agented:P I saved you a seat on this bench with me and Kasie.

Kelly Lyman said...

Congrats! So happy for you and I can't wait to read all about it!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm drinking a Dr. Pepper in your honor!

Laura Maylene said...

You had me at "Dr Peppers for everyone." Congrats to you!

Kasie West said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!! It's about time someone recognized your awesomeness. I'm sooooo happy for you. Natalie said she saved you a seat next to me and her because even though technically I don't belong in The Court, I refused to leave. :)

Colene Murphy said...

Hurray!!!!! Congratufreakinglations!!! That's incredible!! WHOO!! I'm so happy for you! I'm so glad to have found you in time to cheer for this!

Natalie Whipple said...

Kasie, once you're in, you're in. Nuff said.

Renee Collins said...

Blue Seahorse-Thank you!! I appreciate the kind words and the following. :)

Jill-*parties*

Mim-Thank you!

Kara-EEEEE, is exactly how I feel! :)

Samantha-YAY! *blasts the party music*

Mary-Thanks!!!

Shelly-It's more of your blog's good luck spreading! I'm sure of it!

Natalie said...

I'm so, so happy for you Renee! Molly will be wonderful.

Renee Collins said...

Natalie-*gazes around the Courtyard, wide-eyed.

Kelly-Thank you!!

Melissa-An excellent idea! :D

Laura-Yes, I do know how to party!

Kasie-You're totally in! Natalie and I won't let you leave. :) :)

Renee Collins said...

Colene-Thank you so much!! I'm excited. :)

Natalie B.-I think so too! Thanks!

Penelope said...

Congratulations! It's always so exciting to hear about someone's writing success!

T C Mckee said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog through Natalie Whipple and I'm so glad I did. I can't wait to hear your sordid tale;)

Shari said...

Congratulations!! :)

Jessica Hill said...

Hey, I just found your blog. But this is really awesome news! Congrats!

Becca Rogers said...

WOOOOOHOOOOO! Congrats!!! I love hearing stories about how people got their agents, so I'll definitely be looking for yours. :D

Elizabeth said...

Congrats!

Tere Kirkland said...

Amazing news! Congratulations, Renee!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Just heard the news from Natalie. Hooray for you! Revel in the support. May 2011 be fabulous!!

Miriam S. Forster said...

I KNEW IT!!! *does happy dance for Renee* *sprays Dr. Pepper everywhere*

I'm so happy for you!

Renee Collins said...

Penelope-Thanks!

T C Mckee-Welcome! And thanks. :D

Shari-Thanks :)

Jessica-Welcome to the party! *passes over a Dr. Pepper*

Becca-Thank you so much! I can't believe I finally get to write that post!

Elizabeth-Thanks!

Tere-I feel amazing! :D

Caroline-I am, I really am! Thank you for coming by. :)

Miriam-*dances in the Dr. Pepper spray* WOOOO!!!! Thank you!!

Kiersten White said...

Rock on, my dear. ROCK ON.

Kelly Andrews said...

Congratulations, Renee!!!!

Krista Ashe said...

AWESOME! Congrats!!! I know this has been a journey, so I always love hearing good news for people who are well deserving!!! WHOOO HOOOO!

Katie said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats!!!!!

Whirlochre said...

How monstrously exciting!

Congratulations!

Shveta Thakrar said...

Here via Natalie. Super huge congratulations!!!

Jade said...

Congrats!!! So awesome! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear all about it!!

sleeplessinSeattle said...

*Cracks open ice cold DP* CHEERS REN!!!!!!!! You have LONG deserved this!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!

Janine said...

SOOOO excited for you :)

YIPEE!!

Sara Raasch said...

FOLIO! Oh my GAWD, Renee!!! Congrats!

Renee Collins said...

Kiersten-*head banging* YEAAAAAH!!!

Kelly-Thanks! :)

Krista-Thank you so much! It has been quite a journey!

Katie-Thank you!!

Whirl-It is!!! I'm on Cloud 9!

Shveta-Welcome! And thanks!!!

Diana-WHY AREN"T YOU HERE FOR REAL?! We would party the night away! And then our kids would make us regret it the next day, but HEY it would be so worth it. :)

Janine-Thank you!! And thanks again for the advice!! ;)

Sara-I KNOW!!! I'm still in a daze. :D

Alex Adams said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! w00t!!! Looking forward to the next post! :)

Nikki said...

Congratulations, Renee!! That's awesomely amazing! I love it!! Keep us posted on all the amazing things that will come your way!

Jessie Oliveros said...

This is such good news. You know, I didn't know how I would get through the rest of my night. I mean, I still have a pee and vomit clean-up from my son. But reading this has totally perked me up. Not even vomit and pee can drag me down. Okay, that's a little over dramatic, but I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU. Which book did she represent you on anyway? Searcher? Mermaid? Mysterious book #3? Or did she just hear you were friends with me? Yup, that's probably it. Anyway, you deserve this. I am so going to hold you to that Dr. Pepper.

Abby Minard said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting- can't wait to hear all about it!

Renee Collins said...

Alex-Thank you so much!

Kathryn-Thanks! I can't wait to write it. :)

Nikki-Thanks!! It's been so great to share this with everyone. :)

Jessie-Yeesh, sorry about the pee and vomit. I've been there. Oh yes, I've been there. But thank you for dropping by anyway!

btw, the offer is for Searcher of all things! It's kind of a crazy story. But a good story. :)

Abby-Thank you!!!

Elana Johnson said...

Yay! Congrats!! Can't wait to hear all the juicy details. :) :)

Stephanie Perkins said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! I've been out of the loop all day & only just heard!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What wonderful, fantastic, and deserved news! :) :) :)

Renee Collins said...

Elana-Thank you!! I'm excited to share the story! :)

Stephanie-Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by! :D

it's just lisa said...

Ren :) I am so happy for you! Thanks for sharing your joy with all of us. You give us all motivation to dream... and to work... and to keep trying!!!

Red Boot Pearl said...

That's amazing! Congrats and good luck with everything... I always love hearing the good news/how it all happened stories. :)

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

You know how excited I am!!! Congrats!!! And *HUGS* :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

I was just thinking that you are so lucky because you can now put in your profile that you are repped by an agent. Anyway I sent congratulations to you from my blog post today. Where's my Dr. Pepper?

lotusgirl said...

Congrats. I'm excited for you. I stopped over from Jessie's blog. I think we have a lot of friends in common.

Patti said...

Congratulations. That's awesome. Can't wait to hear how it happened.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I'm here from Natalie's blog. CONGRATULATIONS!!! SO exciting! Here's to an awesome book deal!

Renee Collins said...

Lisaaaaa! SO good to "see" you here on my blog. :) Thank you!! I wish we could hang out with you guys and celebrate together. :)

Red Boot-Thank you!! :)

Michelle-hee! Thanks again. :)

Jessie-You are so nice! *hands a giant, ice-cold Dr. Pepper.* Come back for more any time! I have an endless supply of imaginary DP. ;)

lotusgirl-Thank you for coming by! I SO appreciate all the kind words from everyone.

Patti-Thanks!! I posted my rather long story today.

Kimberley-Welcome!! And thank you. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! You've earned it!