Monday, February 28, 2011

YES! I Have An Agent

It was like Christmas morning rolled up with news of getting married when I woke up this morning to masses of congratulations messages on Twitter and Facebook. Amazing and humbling.

I've recorded the ups and the downs of my writing life on this blog for a few years now and it's wonderful to be able to share this news. I have an agent. I find I keep repeating those words in my head to somehow make it real...and it is real because she tells me so.

I'm being a tease...you want to know who she is? Yes, good. No seriously my agent, yes, I had to say that again, is the fabulous Carole Blake. I'm soooooooooooo lucky, but I will also give myself some credit and say I have worked hard too.

She loved A CORNISH HOUSE. It's a wonderful feeling when someone you respect loves your work. It's a little bit of the validation we all crave.

So now I'm head down revising another book....

34 comments:

D.J. Kirkby said...

Congratulations to you and to Carole...a well deserved result for you both :)

Jan Jones said...

Already said congratulations, hon, but I'll say them again here. You have worked SO DAMN HARD for this moment.

x x x x x x x x x

laydilejur.com said...

Many congratulations! It's always so uplifting to hear when someone, who's aspirations you follow through blogging or tweeting, announces the fantastic news that they have an agent or that their debut novel is being published.

Such a well deserved achievement for you, Liz, and I must admit that when I first began to follow you I assumed you were already published and represented by an agent. I was surprised to learn through your blog that both accolades were yet to come.

And what an agent to have, too! It's now just a matter of time before your name and novels become a household name, I'm sure.

Wishing you great success to two very deserving people and I look forward to the published books.

Sue Guiney said...

This is the most fantastic news! I'm so happy for you.

catdownunder said...

I am purring loudly for you!

Talli Roland said...

Massive congrats to you, Liz, for all the hard work! You're an inspiration (and yes, I know that sounds super-clichéd, but it's true!).

Carole obviously has good taste! :)

Carole Blake said...

I'm just as excted as Liz, and thanks to all for such lovely comments, but now we have to find a publisher who feels as strongly about A Cornish House as I do. No guarantees in this business as we all know. Crossed digits makes for difficult typing ...!

Yamile said...

This is great news. Congrats! Your agent is so proud of you she tweeted a link to your blog, and that's how I found you. Congrats again!

Kate Lord Brown said...

Utterly thrilled for you Liz, and Carole. Wishing you every success together.

Jen said...

What brilliant news! I'm absolutely thrilled to bits for you. If anyone deserves to succeed, it's you. YAY!

Claire King said...

Brilliant news! Congratulations on winning such a great agent and all the very best of luck in finding a good publishing home for your novel! That's a huge hurdle overcome and a bright future ahead!

ninaharrington said...

Oh that is such wonderful news!
Many, many congratulations. I am totally thrilled for you.xxx

DOT said...

Many congratulations! I bet you are experiencing some stirrings to your upper abodminals and should they spread to your legs, feel free to dance.

Pat Posner said...

Lovely, happy news, Liz! Congratulations to you and agent Carole.

xxPat

Debs Carr said...

I've been busy over the weekend and didn't see this on fb/twitter, but have just seen your incredibly exciting news on Romna.

Congratulations to you and very well deserved. You can't do any better than Carole Blake. Looking forward to reading A Cornish House.x

liz fenwick said...

DJ - thank you again

Jan - you're support has meant the world

laydilejur - what lovely things to say... thank you

Sue - thanks hope the tour is going well.

Cat - my cats are joining in with you but they think I'm mad

Tali - Carole certainly does when it come shoes and wine and her other authors are amazing... so thank you

Carole - thanks...fingers crossed here too

Yamile - welcome and thanks for stopping by

Kate and Jen thanks

DOT - i have indeed danced :-)

Pat and Debs - thanks...

lx

Kath said...

What wonderful news to wake up to! It is just the best thing when something so exciting happens to a lovely person and you're one of the loveliest I've met. You work so hard, you fully deserve every success. I can't wait to read your books! Congratulations!!

Flowerpot said...

That is brilliant news |Liz - fingers crossed for you for the next step! xx

sheepish said...

Well done seems less than adequate. You have worked really hard and deserve everything you achieve. Onwards and upwards.

Phillipa said...

Already said it on FB, but again, massive congrats!

Karen said...

I've already said it too, but congratulations again - such a fantastic feeling :o)

Kirsty said...

So fabulous for you both. WELL DONE! I look forward to reading your book x

Sarah Duncan said...

Wonderful, fabulous news, and utterly deserved. A million congratulations and hoping to hear news of a publishing deal imminently.

ange said...

It's wonderful to hear that your dreams (and hard work) have been answered. I'm crossing my fingers that a publisher out there falls in love with your work too!
*********Congratulations!********

Kate Hardy said...

Fantastic news, Liz - so thrilled for you! xxx

Milla said...

I've not followed all this but saw all the love on Twitter and had to shimmy on over. So, many Congrats. And to get the Queen Bee of agents, too... Cool, as my son would say.

liz fenwick said...

Nina, don't know how I missed you before. But thank you and thank you for that lovely post on your blog!

Kath - I'm blushing at your kind words...thank you

FP - thanks...

Sheepish - It does feel good that the work hasn't been in vane...but time will tell

Phillipa and Karen - thank you both... it's another step along the way

Kirsty - I look forward to reading it too...without my scribbles and notes all over it :-)

Sarah - you're publishing pixie dust at the conference clearly worked it's magic...hope it continues

Ange - thankfully I have Carole on the case and I don't think there could be anyone better :-)

Thank you Kate :-)

Milla, thank you...the love on Twitter totally overwhelmed me and I am still stunned.

lx

charlotteotter said...

So, so, so thrilled for you, Liz! I heard the news from Our Mutual Friend but have been keeping the squees of joy to myself until you officially announced it. You have worked so hard and have been so professional, you deserve it. I wish you and Carole all the best in finding the perfect publisher and I CAN'T WAIT to read it.

liz fenwick said...

Charlotte - I had a feeling you might have heard :-) Still in that dancing happy mode...long may it last!
lx

Chris Stovell said...

Absolutely delighted for you, Liz. You've worked so hard for this and deserve every bit of success coming your way.

Jude said...

Massive congratulations, I'm so thrilled for you.

Captain Black said...

Excellent news. I hope you and Carole have great success with it.

Liane Spicer said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Nikki Goodman said...

Well done Liz, congratulations! How wonderful is the RNA?
Nikki x