Friday, April 19, 2013

Celebrating BIG Things: I have an Agent!

Yes, you read it right:
I have an agent!


 *wild leaps of joy while a chorus of angels 
sings "Halleluiah" in the background*

I'm delighted to announce I've signed with Michelle L. Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency, whose kindness,  professionalism and enthusiasm made choosing her an easy decision.  I'm confident she's going to guide my future writing career with skill and competence, and I'm really looking forward to working with her!

Huge thanks to you -- without the support and help of online writing communities, I'd never have come this far.  People offered great advice, personal experiences and anecdotes that boosted my morale many times.  A heartfelt "Thank you" to fellow bloggers and friends:-D
 
*whispering* Hopefully, I'll have some more good news to report next week if all goes well.  *crosses fingers*



This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever!

128 comments:

Kate Larkindale said...

Whoo hoo! I'm so excited for you. I knew it would happen. And can't wait to hear your other good news. Congratulations and popping champagne corks all around.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations, Lexa. This is super news.

Heather Holden said...

Oh, you have an agent now?! How exciting! Congrats! ~\o/~

Sarah Negovetich said...

Congrats, Lexa. This is super exciting news and I know you are going to enjoy working with Michelle. :)

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations! I'm doing a happy dance for you right now!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful!

Brandon Ax said...

That is awesome, wishing you nothing but success and happiness.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Congratulations and how wonderful for you to be signed by a publishing company! I wish you much success, Lexa.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Opps, my error, I meant "agent". It is very early in the morning here (before sun light), and my brain is not fully alert. That won't happen for a few hours yet.

Jimmy Fungus said...

I could really use an agent to help further my career (whatever that is). I have big dreams, so perhaps what I really need is a wizard...like Merlin the magician, or my very own Yoda...or someone like that Kung Fu rat that gives advice to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Anyways, congratulations. It sounds like you are really going places.

unikorna said...

holy moly Lexa congratssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, so happy for you...

Kelly Hashway said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO excited for you!!! Congrats! You totally deserve this, and I can't wait to get my hands on your books!

Emma Adams said...

Congratulations! That must be such an amazing feeling! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yay Lexa! So excited for you. Hope for more good news next week.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations.

Suzanne Furness said...

Woo hoo! That is FABULOUS, Lexa. Congratulations :)

DEZMOND said...

ooh, so exciting! Big Congrats Lexa!

mshatch said...

Wow! That is so awesome! Congratulations :)

Rebeccah Giltrow said...

Congratulations! That's awesome :D

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful news! Good luck on the next step of your journey.

Mark Means said...

That is awesome! Congrats!! :)

L.G. Smith said...

Wow, congratulations!!!! Fantastic news. Can't wait to hear the words SOLD! :D

meradeth said...

That is awesome!!! Congrats! I don't think this counts as a "small thing" to celebrate--it's huge! Hope you are doing something fun to party :)

Claudine G. said...

Whoohoo, Lexa! Congratulations, this is excellent news. Have a grand celebration!

Annie McMahon said...

Congrats! You deserve it more than anyone. Your writing is fabulous! What book are you submitting? Maybe soon I can finish reading the book I started reviewing on the forum. :D

Suze said...

And I'm with Lu! Well done, Lex.

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations, Lexa! That's great news!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Adding my pat on the back and good wishes for great things to come! Lovely news.

DMS said...

YEAHHHHH! Congratulations on your exciting news. I am so happy for you and think it is great that you are jumping for joy. Awesome to hear some good news. :)
~Jess

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats on that, Lexa. Enjoy the journey.

S.K. Anthony said...

HUGE news, congratulations :D
Have a wonderful weekend and celebrate it good!

Marsha Sigman said...

Congrats to you!!!!!! Yea!!!! Love to hear this kind of news.

Pk Hrezo said...

Yay Lexa!!!! This is fabulous!! So excited for you!! Knew you could do it!

Julie Flanders said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting!!!! Congratulations to you! Woo-hoo! :) :) :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations!

Al Diaz said...

Whoa! Lexa, that's just amazing news! I'm so very glad for you. Here's to success!!!

VikLit said...

OMG that's amazing news!!!! CONGRATS. Something to celebrate indeed!

Stephen Hayes said...

How very exciting. Now you're on your way.

Heather said...

Congratulations on such great news!

Mina Burrows said...

Sooo happy for you. Congrats!

~Charity~ said...

A HUGE congrats to you! How awesome!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Cheers!! Jumping for joy just for you!!!

Cathy Keaton said...

Oh, wow! BIG news, indeed! Congrats on landing the ever-elusive literary agent. I hope you get more good news in the near future. ;)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations, Lexa! That's a huge milestone. I'm very happy for you. In fact, I'm doing a Rawknrobyn dance for you right now!

xoRobyn

M Pax said...

Congratulations! That's enormous news! You go!

Lara said...

Yay! So happy for you! :)

Kim (YA Asylum) said...

That is so, so, so amazing! Congratulations!!!

Ink in the Book said...

Super happy for you! Congratulations!!!!

Lynda R Young said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!
A HUGE congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!! That so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna Hosie said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful time to discover your blog.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations!!! Awesome news!! :-)

Sean McLachlan said...

Woot! Congratulations! Now get back to writing. It will be that much easier to get your stuff published!

michelle said...

Congratulations Lexa! Exciting news!!

Writer In Transit

Jemi Fraser said...

WOOHOOOOO!!!!! Yay for you! That's awesome news! I'll have a celebratory cupcake in your honour!! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, my heck! That's wonderful news. Congratulations.

Bish Denham said...

Doing the happy dance with you! Congratulations!

Dana said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Kate said...

Congratulations! It feels so great to know all that hard work has been worth it :)

Tracy Moore said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. I really don't know you, but I am so happy for you. :D

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Holy Macaroni, Lexa! That is terrific news. Hallelujah! Hope you celebrate the whole entire weekend! Yay!

roe2me said...

Many congrats! So happy for you Lexa.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Lexa!!

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations! Awesome news, and fingers are crossed, well virtually, can't type otherwise.

Jump for joy and celebrate!

Cindy Dwyer said...

Congratulations! That's awesome. Wishing you much success.

Shell Flower said...

Yay for you. May your time out on submission be short and sweet. Will you share your winning query with us? I love to read successful queries :)

Robin said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations to YOU!!!

Karen Tamara said...

CONGRATS...CONGRATS...CONGRATS...this is AWESOME news. You must be so super excited!!!

Jocelyn Rish said...

SQUEEEEEEE! Lexa, I'm so thrilled for you!! Congrats!

Teresa Cypher said...

Congrats, Lexa! I came looking for an A to Z post--and found something even better. Good news! :-) Best wished building a strong relationship with her. :-)

Ella said...

Congrats Lexa ;D
I too stopped by....kinda behind in life!
What is Lexa doing?!
I know now...a happy dance!!!
@>-----------
I'm excited for you~

Carol Kilgore said...

Congratulations! I know how excited you are!

Mina Lobo said...

OHMIGOSH, MAZEL TOV ON YOUR MARVELOUS NEWS!!!!!!!!!! :-)))))))))))))
Some Dark Romantic

Katie Foster said...

I am so happy for you. All your hard work and perseverance has paid off. Can't wait to hear the next news!

Ravena Guron said...

DOUBLE EEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay you! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Old Kitty said...

Huge huge huge congratulations!!!!! YAYYAYAYAYAYYAY!! That's really brilliant news, brilliant and boy do we need good happy news this week!! WELL DONE YOU!!!!!! Congratulations! Take care
x

Sherry Ellis said...

That is awesome news! Congratulations!!!! And guess what? I got an agent, too - Anne Charles at L & C Literary agency. I think we should have a massive party!

Nigel Mitchell said...

That's awesome! An agent can really take your writing to the next level, and let you focus on writing. Congratulations!

VR Barkowski said...

Boundless congratulations, Lexa!!! Consider it a hunch, but predict everything will go splendidly. Already looking forward to part II of your good news! ;-)

VR Barkowski

Rajiv said...

Congrats...best of luck !

DL Hammons said...

Boo Yah!!!!!! That is awesome, Lexa! Congrats!! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats! That's wonderful news.

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic! Congratulations. :)

Nas said...

WooHoo! Good news! Congratulations! Exciting. Looking forward to more good news!

Kirsten said...

Yay! Congratulations! That's definitely worth a celebration or two. :-)

Ava Quinn said...

That is so incredibly fabulous, Lexa!!! Huge congratulations!!!!!!

klahanie said...

Greetings human, Lexa,

I noticed that your good self was mentioned over at Alex's site. Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar passing onto you hearty congratulations. A most pawsitive result.

Did you know I'm an acclaimed 'pawblisher'?

Pawsitive wishes and well done,

Penny :)

celeste holloway said...

Congrats, Lexa! This is the best news I've read all day. You're really on your way! I'm rooting for ya, lady!:)

Elise Fallson said...

I am sorry I'm sooo ubber late for this post but CONGRATUALTIONS! So frickin awesome. This is such a big step and you're one step closer, hon! This is going to be your year Lexa, I just know it. (:

Rachael Featherstone said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can only imagine how excited you must be right now. I'm sure this is the start of many fantastic things to come in your writing career :)

Beth said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this a YA or your NA? Tell me more!

Susan Roebuck said...

oh excellent! Many congratulations and I wish you loads and loads of success!

Patricia Stoltey said...

My first visit here and I see this wonderful news. Congratulations. I'll scroll back now and get caught up on your A to Z posts.

Gina Gao said...

This is amazing news! I'm so happy for you.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Kelley Lynn said...

We're agency sisters!!! Jamie is my agent at Inklings :) So happy for you! Congrats!!!

Medeia Sharif said...

Congratulations. *throws confetti* I'm so happy for you.

Jak Cryton said...

Congratulations! That is awesomely exciting news!

writerlysam said...

I love your banner art! Congrats on signing with Inklings! Best of luck to you in your publishing endeavors:) *sends you virtual bottle of wine*

mooderino said...

Hey!

I guess now's a good time to join your blog. Congrats!

mood
Moody Writing

Miss Cole said...

A great big congrats to you! :D YAY!

Beth said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

How exciting, though I wouldn't call this a "little" thing. It's more like "huge." Congratulations. I know we'll be reading great books from you before too long.

Janeal Falor said...

That's awesome! Congrats! That's really exciting!

Cecilia Robert said...

Wohooo!!! Did you hear that? That's me cheering and congratulating you, Lexa. Ah, I look forward to reading your books. :) Congrats again! :D

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Wonderful news, Lexa! Congratulations =D

Alyssa said...

Lexa, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I actually did talk to Michelle Johnson at LV Conference and was super impressed with her. I found your blog through her announcement on Facebook. I'm hoping I may have an announcement similar to yours one day soon! Congratulations! Also, I enjoyed your short story--creepy and witty. :)

jaybird said...

Awesome news! Big congratulations and best of luck to you Lexa!!

nutschell said...

HOly Cow Lexa! Congratulations on this amazing milestone! Time to break out the bubbly and celebrate:)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Nick Wilford said...

That's amazing! Congrats, all the best!! :D

tfwalsh said...

Huge congrats... so excited for you, and extremely well deserved.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations, that is awesome!!

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

krweinert.com said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news :D

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats and Good luck to you!

Jess said...

I've been out of the blogosphere for a little bit and missed this- HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU!!!

Dr Blood said...

Congratulations. I eagerly await your '50 Shades of Pink" novella.

jessika fleck said...

Big congrats and WELCOME to the agency!!! *Nudging ear out for more possible news whispers*

M. J. Joachim said...

Congratulations!

LD Masterson said...

WOO WOO! Let the happy dance begin.

Angeline Trevena said...

That's absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!

Printed Portal said...

awesome! congratulations. :)

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Congratulations my friend. Getting an agent is extremely difficult to do. Shout it from the rooftops! *throws confetti :)))

Carissa Taylor said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe I missed this! I have been away from the interwebs too long! This is so full of AWESOME!! Congrats congrats!!!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats Lexa! I'm sorry that I didn't see this sooner. Apparently everyone's as excited for you as I am. Look at your huge cheering section!

Julie

Shah Wharton said...

Oh wow, how cool! Good for you... I so have to get into this blog hop too :) PS: You tried to post a comment before and coldn't - I'm in the process of changing hosts because of this and many other issues. You should have better luck in a few days, should you return. X

shahwhahrton.com

Georgina Morales said...

Hey! Congrats!! What an exciting moment in your writing career and I wish you the best of luck. I'm sure this is only the first step in a world of success. Yay Lexa!

Sean McLachlan said...

A much-belated congratulations!

nutschell said...

dropping by to say hello again :)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Matthew MacNish said...

Huge congrats, Lexa!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Hey! I missed this when you first announced it!

(Probably because I've been buried in editorial revisions and not paying attention to the A to Z-ing stuff going on in the blogosphere.)

But I saw it announced today in the YA Litchat newsletter and had to come over to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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