I have an agent!
Last week, I accepted an offer of representation from Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary. If you've been following me long, you might know that for me, this is (to paraphrase Joe Biden) "a big freaking deal."
Really. I can't tell you how long it's been since I was so excited. You might be thinking, "But didn't you sell your first book recently?" Why yes, that is true. But I kinda knew that was coming. This agent thing, though? It was a sudden, happy surprise that left me sleepless with excitement. But I'll save the full story for a later "how I got my agent" post.
And now, for the actual purpose of this blog entry.
I told myself I wasn't going to do NaNoWriMo. I have a novel that I'm already working on, a new picture book project with Corey, and plenty of other things to keep me busy in November. Like directing the Christmas play at church, maintaining a cleanish house, planning for Thanksgiving, and taking care of a husband, two+ kids, two dogs and a parrotlet. I'm swamped.
But I can't resist. Especially considering the incredibly tempting and original idea I have for a new novel. So I'm gonna go for it. Maybe I'll even succeed at reaching 50,000 words this time!
As if all that isn't enough to keep me busy, I'm all signed up for PiBoIdMo too. I think I can handle coming up with 30 new picture book ideas for the month of November. All that takes is paying attention to the world around me, and maybe a bit of brainstorming. No problem.
Tomorrow the wild ride begins. What have you got in store for the month of November?