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...I haven't said anything on here about the writing festival I am at today because I have been neglecting my LJ and, of course, recent other stuff. But, I am at a writing festival. Part and parcel of it is the chance to have the first chapter of your book looked at by a book doctor and an agent.

I do not have a book. I have...six thousand words of what I planned to be a book, eventually.

Well, it looks like it needs to become a book PDQ because I sat down in front of the lovely David, he shook my hand and promptly said; 'It's very good. It's very good and I want to read more. From what I see here...'

Sod it - GUYS, I THINK I HAVE AN AGENT.

Basically, as long as it continues in the vein it is now, he'll represent me. There's no deadline on my finishing it but I (probably optimistically) told him I was aiming at the end of August to finish it. Perfect, apparently, as it gives us a couple of months to go through editing and he can start sending it out in January. He was talking about sales and the popularity of historical fiction and we have established that we'll just use my initials on the cover, because men don't buy historical fiction written by women. He's emailing me his details so I can send the finished article direct to him. He punched the air when I told him no one else had seen it.

To say I'm a bit shell-shocked right now doesnt really do it justice.

*MASSIVE VICTORY ARMS OF MASSIVENESS*

Date: 2011-03-26 06:03 pm (UTC)
catch22girl: (high five)
From: [personal profile] catch22girl
OMFG!!! That is amazing and I'm so happy for you!!!! *bounces*

Way back the first time I read you I thought this girl should be writing her own fiction and be published and share her awesome with the world.

I'm so thrilled for you and good luck! I know you'll turn out those pages in no time.

I'm surprised that men won't read books by women though, I mean...I dont think that's really an issue here.

Date: 2011-03-26 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
Hee, thank you! I am so chuffed, I really have no clue what to do with myself. :DDD

Of course, it may all go tits up by the time it's finished but I am not letting myself think about that tonight. For tonight, I'm just going to enjoy it. :D

Date: 2011-03-26 09:24 pm (UTC)
catch22girl: (mary winchester)
From: [personal profile] catch22girl
No, no, positive thinking! I'm gonna positively think that your book will be finished and will sell and Nielsen BookScan UK will be tracking it this time next year :)

Date: 2011-03-26 06:21 pm (UTC)
varadia: (HAPPY)
From: [personal profile] varadia
Oh my god. ROCK! *high fives forever*

I am so excited for you! I will keep my fingers crossed for August, yeah?

*HUGS FOREVER, TOO*

Date: 2011-03-26 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
*high fives*

Eeee, thank you! Is proper amazeballs. \o/!!

<333!

Date: 2011-03-26 06:22 pm (UTC)
dynastessa: peter parker } the amazing spider-man (mightier than the sword.)
From: [personal profile] dynastessa
That is AMAZING!!!

Congratulations! Eee!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
THANK YOU! *squee*

:DD

Date: 2011-03-26 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordoflorien.livejournal.com
[ insert MOAR KEYSMASHING here! ]

ALSO, GO GET THAT PUPPY COPYRIGHTED ASAP, SISTER!

(still gleeing for you. STILL. ♥)

Date: 2011-03-26 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
MWHAHAHA!! I will keyboard smash for you, as it's far easier on a computer than a phone. SDADSL;FKASDFLAKSJDFASKJ!!!

Lol, we don't need to establish copyright in the UK like you have to in the US. Copyright is assumed by the author just by dint of having written it. #mucheasier

(EEEE, THANK YOU! :DDD <333!)

Date: 2011-03-26 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordoflorien.livejournal.com
I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW YOU WERE MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT SMARTPHONE KEYBOARD SMASHING. WHICH SOUNDS MUCH DIRTIER THAN IT ACTUALLY IS. BUT, YES. Q@P(T^QADGKHADP(GQ#%!!!!!

:O MAN. Why haven't I moved to the UK yet? Every day I have less reasons. :-/

(♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!!! psst, I knew it. *cheeky*)

Date: 2011-03-26 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canadabear.livejournal.com
Congratulations!!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :DDD

Date: 2011-03-26 07:02 pm (UTC)
misslucyjane: poetry by hafiz (hey you. you're beautiful)
From: [personal profile] misslucyjane
That's awesome! Hooray!!!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
Ain't it though? \o/! Thank you!! :DD

Date: 2011-03-26 07:06 pm (UTC)
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (a 40's face)
From: [personal profile] newredshoes
GO YOU AND YOUR BADASS WRITING SELF. \o/ \o/ \o/

Date: 2011-03-26 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
HEEEE, THANK YOU!! \O/!!

Date: 2011-03-26 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigfluffball.livejournal.com
YAY! Congratulations!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
*BEAMY GRIN OF MASSIVE GRIN-NESS* :DDD Thank you! :D

Date: 2011-03-26 08:40 pm (UTC)
innerbrat: (oh em gee)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
FANTASTIC!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
INORITE!? :DDD

THANK YOU.

Date: 2011-03-26 08:56 pm (UTC)
ceitfianna: (adore you in frightening dangerous ways)
From: [personal profile] ceitfianna
Yay!! That's wonderful.

Date: 2011-03-26 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
HEEEE, AIN'T IT THOUGH!? :DD

Thank you! <3

Date: 2011-03-26 10:16 pm (UTC)
mm_madb: Default icon saying Madb's Muses with a red tea set. (The next step)
From: [personal profile] mm_madb
HOLY! GO YOU!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
*BOUNCEBOUNCEBOUNCE*

SO EXCITED! <333

Date: 2011-03-26 10:28 pm (UTC)
mm_madb: Default icon saying Madb's Muses with a red tea set. (Default)
From: [personal profile] mm_madb
Keep us posted, okay? Like every couple of chapters let us know you're alive.

Date: 2011-03-26 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
Ha. Promise! :DD

Date: 2011-03-26 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] averita.livejournal.com
That's amazing! Congratulations!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
*grin* Thank you! :DD

Date: 2011-03-26 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xandra73.livejournal.com
Woah, congratulations!! This is truly awesome!

Date: 2011-03-26 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
*GRIN* I totally agree. Thank you! :DD

Date: 2011-03-26 11:08 pm (UTC)
withherhands: (24_reefer)
From: [personal profile] withherhands
OMG Write that is AWESOME. You must be totally over the moon--that is, if it's sunken in yet. :D And you completely deserve it, because you are awesome like that. :D

Date: 2011-03-27 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
I am totally over the moon, even if it is slightly more terrifying the day after. But! All I have to do is write the best book I can, which I planned to do anyway, and hope it measures up. Whatever happens, it'll be awesome fun! :DDD

Date: 2011-03-27 12:20 am (UTC)
yakalskovich: (Into the blue...)
From: [personal profile] yakalskovich
Wow!! You win! Congratulations on getting an agent!

Date: 2011-03-27 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
EEE, thank you! :DDD

Date: 2011-03-27 01:49 am (UTC)
ashen_key: ([KoH] black and white smile)
From: [personal profile] ashen_key
Oh, WOW, that's BRILLIANT, news, Write! CONGRATS!

Date: 2011-03-27 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
*bouncebouncebounce* THANK YOU! :DDD

Date: 2011-03-27 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topaz-eyes.livejournal.com
That's FABULOUS! I am so thrilled for you! \0/ \0/ \0/

And yes, please keep us posted!

Date: 2011-03-27 01:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
EEEE, THANK YOU!! :DD \o/!!

I certainly will! Probably to the point where you're all sick of hearing about it. :D

Date: 2011-03-27 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mulefa.livejournal.com
Brilliant!!

Date: 2011-03-27 02:19 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-27 01:46 pm (UTC)
loz: (Life on Mars (Annie thinks))
From: [personal profile] loz
This is great news!

Date: 2011-03-27 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fightingthecage.livejournal.com
Ain't it though!? :DD Thank you!

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