Monday, December 31, 2012

Agents for EVERYONE! And a New Year...

What a year 2012 has been! Finished my MS, queried it, met my critique partners for the first time(!!) and three of us went to an agent conference to pitch our books (eeek!), and ALL THREE of us signed with agents this fall!!

I signed with Marietta Zacker of the Nancy Gallt Literary Agency, Kristi signed with Bree Ogden of D4EO Literary, and KM signed with Emily Keyes of the L. Perkins Literary Agency! And another of my crit partners, Amy L. Sonnichsen, signed with Kate Testerman of KT Literary! I am so so so thankful for these ladies. We are proof that a solid group of critique partners really does make you a stronger writer. We want each other to be the best that we can be, and I hope that your crit group feels the same!

Of course, I'm hoping 2013 will be the year of book deals for everyone haha! Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about that besides live in a constant state of mild panic at the thought that real editors have my MS. A nice problem to have though, I'm aware. I'm very thankful my agent took a chance on me, and I look forward to see what this new year has in store. And if you're querying or soon to be, I hope 2013 will be YOUR YEAR! (I'm looking at you Sarah, Abby and Colene ;)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

14 comments:

  1. I'm sooooo happy for you, Kristin! You deserve all wonderful things. I know what an awesome author you are and what a wonderful person, too. I'm sure you'll land a book deal in no time! <3 I hope 2013 brings fulfilled dreams for you! <3
    ~Belle

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  2. Now aren't you sweet! I love the positive outlook! I love seeing the chain of events for the group of you girls! What an amazing 2012! I hope you also all get book deals around the same time so you can attend book conferences together to show off your work! HOW FUN WOULD THAT BE?

    Me? I'm hoping to get some great revised feedback by an editor and then from my two crit partners! I see how they breathe life into our work! I'm hoping for an agent in 2013 so thanks for the confidence!

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  3. YAY for everyone! You guys have no idea how happy I am for all of you! And thanks for the well wishes! I've already taken steps to help me become a stronger/better writer in 2013. Woo hoo!

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  4. That is one incredible critique group!! So happy for you ALL! And my fingers are crossed for your book deals too, selfishly, because I can't wait to read your books. :D
    Catherine Denton

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  5. I agree, what a great-sounding group! Looking forward to what 2013 brings, Kristin. All good things. :)

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  6. It has truly been an amazing year for so many of my writer pals. HUGE congrats all around :)

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  7. Super happy for you! That is so awesomme that you each found agents. 2013 will be even better.

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  8. Wow. Sounds like you had an awesome year!! Hope 2013 gets book sales for all of you. :) Happy New Year!!

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  9. Congratulations on such a fantastic year! I hope 2013 brings you even more wonderful goodness. Yay!

    Happy New Year!!!

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  10. Aaah, you rock, Kristin! You and your CP's are total superheroes. How cool is it to go through all of this together?? Believe me, Colene and I are kicking it in full gear for 2013! Those agents are in our sights! Congrats again, and 2013 is going to be the year you get a book deal!!

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  11. Awe! You're so precious! Congrats again on your awesome year, and congrats to your amazing group of critters! That is insanely awesome you all signed in the same year! Huge! Good luck w editors! I know it won't be long before we get another announcement!

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  12. That is SO awesome and inspiring!!! I hope 2013 will bring you the news you're looking for :D

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  13. I totally didn't see this! WOOHOO! WE'RE ALL AWESOME! ;)

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  14. I've been a bad blogger as of late! Just seeing this...and love it.

    Here's to an even better 2013! *raises cupcake*

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