In November, I ate Chinese food, stole the fortune cookies from my children, ate all the mildly-sweet crunchiness, and read the fortunes. One of them said, “Your greatest wish will soon come true” and I spent the rest of the evening wondering what my greatest wish was.
That night I had a crazy dream which I posted about here. To summarize, the dream started with a pedicure, moved to me in labor (thus the need for a pedicure) and my husband answering the phone while I was having contractions. The person calling wasn’t my mom or someone logical, it was an agent from New York offering me representation. And even though I was in labor, I took the call. (Hello! Who wouldn’t?)
So here are my toes (obviously unpedicured)
(Any comments about my fat feet/raptor toe will get you a virtual slap to the head.)
This is my belly. Baby is still baking.
…is my agent! Jennifer Laughran from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency agreed to represent me!
I had a minor heart attack when she called, sweated like a pig through our conversation, and then went and jumped on my bed (which almost put me into labor for real). I’m thrilled to work with her. And yes, she is just as awesome in real life as she is on her blog.
More details to come later…right now I’ve got two pounds of chocolate to eat and several shows on my DVR to watch. It’s the fattest reward I can think of giving myself today! WAHOOOO!!!!!
Susanna Leonard Hill
Oh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! How absolutely wonderful! *Cheers!* *Throws confetti* Can’t wait to see your book in print 🙂
Wait wait – I’m sorry – you are DUE in like THREE WEEKS, and that is how small you are???
I AM SCARED OF YOU NOW.
@Literaticat: I carry my babies in my HUGE saddle bags and Thankles (ankles that are the same width as my thighs). And sadly, they don’t disappear when baby is born.
@Susanna and William: Thank you! I’m ecstatic. Still palpitating!
T. Romel Blossom
What a funny story. Sounds like it was meant to be :o)
Becky! I’m so excited for you! I’m going to eat chocolate to celebrate with you!
Wow! Congrats! I’m excited for you, especially after getting a glimpse of your query and knowing what the story was! 😀 Enjoy that chocolate!
Red Boot Pearl
That’s so cool! I love it when people get agents, it’s like, wow there is hope! Congratulations, and I’m amazed anyone even makes comments on your belly… I look like a walking pumpkin 🙂
Congrats Becky! I knew you could do it. SIC is a great book!
Lois D. Brown
I had a fortune say I would write a book. It was awesome until I realized it said “wrote” not “publish.” 🙁 But I’m sill keeping the faith.
Congrats on your representation.
Life of Lois
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!! I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!
Lindsay N. Currie
Congrats Becky!!!! I’m so happy for you. I love SIC and am thrilled that you’ve taken this huge step!!!
WaHOOOOOOOOOoo! Supersonic congrats to ya!!! I just signed with Kelly Sonnack last week, so you and I are in the ABLA family together! Way cool. ;o) LOL, had to laugh at the Call coming as you were having labor contractions. Talk about timing…