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 :running  I recently signed with the terrific Naomi Davis of the BookEnds Literary Agency.  After looking for the right agent for years, it all happened so quickly!  I submitted a story on a Sunday night.  I didn't check e-mail til Monday, but she had responded right away that she loved the story I sent her, and did I have others? We e-mailed back and forth, and on Tuesday she called, we talked for a long time, and she offered me representation!  The contract was signed that same day, and by Friday we'd made a few changes to the manuscript.  And on Monday, she'll be subbing my story to publishers! What a week!  Just goes to show--never give up! (I'm 66 years old!)
#1 - May 06, 2018, 08:29 PM

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 :wow :wow :wow Awful Waffles! This is an amazing story. You must feel like flying!

I look forward to hearing MORE good news once you go on submission!

 :congratulations

Jody
#2 - May 06, 2018, 08:57 PM
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:congratulations   Whew!!! What a week!!! I hope the two of you will have a long and fruitful partnership with lots of book sales!!!
#3 - May 06, 2018, 08:58 PM
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Congratulations, Awful Waffles!  :love5 :goldstar :love5

Here's to a quick sale--so that you can buy a new waffle iron.  :grin3
#4 - May 06, 2018, 10:02 PM
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 :yay  Big congrats! 
#5 - May 06, 2018, 10:15 PM
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#6 - May 07, 2018, 02:19 AM

What an inspiring journey, Awful Waffles.

Congrats!

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#7 - May 07, 2018, 04:12 AM

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Congratulations!!
#8 - May 07, 2018, 04:21 AM
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Congratulations, Awful Waffles!!!!

 :congratulations

Your story gives me hope!!

 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3
#9 - May 07, 2018, 04:31 AM

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That's awesome! Congratulations and  :clover :clover :clover
#10 - May 07, 2018, 04:35 AM
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Congratulations!  I love your inspirational story.
#11 - May 07, 2018, 05:09 AM

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 :hurrah What a great week and after much perseverance. Congratulations!
#12 - May 07, 2018, 05:31 AM
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What a wonderful story -- :fireworks
#13 - May 07, 2018, 05:51 AM
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#14 - May 07, 2018, 06:01 AM
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:wow That's fantastic!
#15 - May 07, 2018, 06:04 AM
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Congratulations, AwfulWaffles!!!
#16 - May 07, 2018, 06:36 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!  :running :running :running
#17 - May 07, 2018, 06:40 AM

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Fantastic news!!! Congratulations!!!  :stars3 :yay :stars3
#18 - May 07, 2018, 06:47 AM
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What wonderful news, Awful Waffles!! :drumroll I'm delighted for you and hope we'll soon be hearing more good news from you about a sale.
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I love this story! Congratulations and best wishes as you go out on submission TODAY!!
#20 - May 07, 2018, 07:31 AM
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Congratulations! I am BookEnds client as well, love it there! Enjoy the whirlwind!
#21 - May 07, 2018, 08:49 AM
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Wow, what a week! Congratulations!!! :yay
#22 - May 07, 2018, 09:33 AM
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 :wow :wow :wow That's fantastic! Congratulations! :stars3
#23 - May 07, 2018, 09:56 AM
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So excited to hear your wonderful news! Here's hoping a publisher offers as quick as the agent did- must be a terrific story! :image
#24 - May 07, 2018, 09:58 AM
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Yay for you, Waffles!  :stars3
#26 - May 07, 2018, 11:48 AM
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:congratulations  That's wonderful news!!!
#27 - May 07, 2018, 01:07 PM

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When it's right, it's just like that. This is also my experience. Endless back 'n forth and countless revisions usually do not work out. Something has to click, and strongly.

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#28 - May 07, 2018, 02:28 PM
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Super congrats! What a whirlwind story!!!
#29 - May 07, 2018, 04:36 PM

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Clearly there is nothing awful here. Love this news! Happy sales to you.
#30 - May 07, 2018, 06:51 PM
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