Monday, October 8, 2012

My Big News!!

Yes!!! This is THAT big news: I. Have. An. Agent! *insert cheesy grin and maybe a squee or two*

I know! Cool, right?

And do you know how hard it was not to say anything last week?!! Well I assure you, it was hard.

So who is this agent you ask? The wonderfully fabulous Victoria Marini of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, Inc.

She read my manuscript in one sitting guys. And when she e-mailed me, she used words like "wonderful," "marketable," and "fabulous." I've read others' experiences so many times, and wondered if an agent could ever really love my little book enough to offer representation. Seriously, I am all agog at the fantastickness of it.

I have a whole long "How I Got My Agent" post written out in my head with all kinds of thanks involved which I'm sure will be coming shortly, not to mention a celebration of some sort, but for now I give you the mandatory 'I'm-signing-my-contract' picture. (And yes, my desk is always that clean. Why do you ask?) 

So what is your good news, today?

50 comments:

Emily Sovich said...

Wow! Oh, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!

Jessica Bell said...

Congrats! Fabulous news!

Suzie F. said...

Congratulations, Janet! How awesome!

Mara Rae said...

congratulations! victoria has read two of my novels (and passed on both, obviously) and she's just lovely. so excited for you!

Christina Lee said...

!!!!!!! CONGRATS, Janet! *YAY*

Vicki Rocho said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

So happy for you!!! Best news I've read all morning!

Melissa Sarno said...

JANET!!!! This is so amazingly awesome awesome. So happy for you!! The hacky sack club rejoices!!!!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

YAY! How cool!

Laurel Garver said...

Woo hoo! Congrats, Janet!

storyqueen said...

Congratulations!! I knew it was just a matter of time!

Shelley

Old Kitty said...

Janet Summer Johnson!!!!!!

You utter star!! WOW!! Huge congratulations!!! Am doing a happy hacky sacky dance just for you!! Watch me kick up my heels and go "yeeee-haaaaa"!!!! Yay!!

Take care
x

Faith E. Hough said...

Congratulations! So excited for you!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS, Janet! That is AWESOME news. I'm so happy for you. : )

Caryn Caldwell said...

Woohoo! That's fantastic news! Congratulations! I've heard wonderful things about her, and I bet it's going to be a great match. Good luck with your submissions (and your revisions, if you have any). Yay!!!

Julie said...

Janet, that is wonderful! Congratulations!

Lori M. Lee said...

Congrats, omg!!! YAY!!!

Peggy Eddleman said...

HUGE congrats!! I'm so happy for you!

Vidya Sury said...

That's such exciting news, Janet! Congratulations! Squeeeeeee, Indeed! Huge hugs to you!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Hurray! Fantastic! Congratulations! And my big news is that I'm so happy for you! :)

Julie said...

Congratulations!! That's wonderful news! :)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

HOORAY!!!! :D

Emy Shin said...

Yay, congratulations! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Janet! :D

MomMac said...

Wow! I am so happy for you. But I knew it was only a matter of time.

Krista Lundell said...

Hooray hooray for the official contract! And I'm so glad to find you have a blog! I love it.

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Congratulations! And, what awesome feedback. Good luck in the next step!

R. Garrett Wilson said...

Great news! Congratulations

Sarah Ahiers said...

Woo hoo! I saw all your comments on Query Tracker! So glad to hear your official good news!

Linda Jackson said...

Grinning from ear to ear with you, Janet. Congrats!!!

Oh, my big news? I'm finally getting my trees trimmed today! Yay!

Shallee said...

Yay for you!!!! Congrats, Victoria is awesome! So happy for you!

Jemi Fraser said...

WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! So excited for you! I think you 2 will make a great team!! Now off to do a happy dance for you (although it may not be as lovely as Amy's...) :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats! It is always wonderful to read this kind of news!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Happy dancing for you right now! Woo hoo! :D

The Golden Eagle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's awesome! :)

Catherine Denton said...

JANET!! Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! I'm doing a happy-hula-hackey-sack dance for you right now!!! :D :D :D
Catherine Denton

Beth said...

That is fabulous news, Janet. Congratulations!!!

LTM said...

OK, I knew, but SQUEE!!! again! SQUEE!!! I'm so happy for you, CUF!!! You are awesome, and your books are hilarious and fantastic and marketable and all those great things she said.

Can't wait to watch you soar (on your little fairy wings, of course)~ :o) <3

Lynn said...

Congratulations Janet! That is wonderful news!

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations! This is awesome news Janet! Wishing you and your agent a long prosperous life together!

Nas

Lydia Kang said...

Oh my and oh my! Janet, I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

!!!!!!! So happy for you, Janet!

thepainterfamily said...

WOWZERS!!! Congrats! What exciting news :) (still hoping we run into each other soon!)

Marcia said...

Congratulations!

Margo Berendsen said...

I just saw the announcement on QT!!!! I was like - is that MY Janet Johnson???? when I saw "peanut butter and jelly" I knew it was!!!!

Giddy with happiness for you and your book!

Brenda Drake said...

I'm so thrilled for you! I've loved this since the first workshop we were in together. Congratulations!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janet .. that is brilliant isn't it - enjoy the weekend .. I'm sure you will - cheers Hilary

Karen Akins said...

Congrats!! I'm a fellow Victoria client, and she's just wonderful. You're going to love her! Here's to a fast sale!! :)

Dee said...

I just saw your success story on QT! I've loved the idea of your book since I first saw it last summer. So happy for you!! Yay!

Jess said...

FANTASTIC news!! SO happy for you :)