I had the pleasure on Tuesday to speak with Rachelle Gardner, a very respected and much admired literary agent.It was to be, she said, The Call. I had never gotten The Call before and so didn’t really know what The Call meant, but it sounded good enough to allow me the pleasure of getting my hopes up. Turns out that was the appropriate thing to do. Rachelle was kind enough to get the whole Are you still available for representation?/Would you like me to represent you? matter over within the first minute of the conversation. I could breathe after that. Breathing is important when you’re talking to someone.
The story behind how this all happened is actually pretty amazing and close to miraculous, but I’ll save that for another time. Suffice it to say that prayer, persistence, and the help of good friends can accomplish much.
I’ve been warned that things will change now in my life, and that’s welcomed. Everyone can use a change now and then. Me especially.
All indications are that I’m about to get very busy. This is a good thing. After so many years of struggling to write with only a faint sense of purpose, I now have a very clear one. Trust me, it makes a difference.
With that in mind, I’m going to try to switch things up a bit around here. You’ll still be able to find me on Katdish’s blog every Monday (at least until she kicks me out), and then I’ll be back here every day from Tuesday to Friday. I’ll mix in new stories with a few polished reruns for the newbies, and I may devote one day a week to more questions (assuming there’s anything else you good people are curious about). Fun all around.
In the meantime, please know this:
This could not have happened without you. There was a time in the not too distant past when my hand hovered over the “delete” button for this blog. I didn’t see the point in continuing. And then you came along. And then you told your friends. And then your friends told theirs. And then, much to my amazement, you kept coming back for more.
I get a lot of emails thanking me for my words, stories of people whose lives have been made a tad brighter by something they’ve read here. I cherish each and every one of them. But honestly, I’m shaking my head as I read them all.
Because you made my life a tad brighter first.