My dear Kasie was one such friend. We've had a lot in common, and not in a good way. We went on sub around the same time. We both didn't sell our first books, we both lost our agents, we both spent a lot of time writing/revising that "next book" and thinking it sucked.
I don't know what I would have done without her constant support through all that. I guess misery really does love company, because boy did we hang out in our misery a lot. But, in all honestly, knowing she was in the same place I was made it a little easier. It wasn't just me who couldn't get support for my book. I actually got to meet a lot of writers with that story this last year. It's comforting. Sad, but comforting.
So you can imagine how freaking EXCITED I am that the good news is showing it's face again. Kasie, having to query after parting with her agent (thank goodness I didn't have to start over, I admire her strength to do that), has snagged another fabulous agent—Michelle Wolfson.
I'm a big fan of Michelle. She obviously has excellent taste, since she now reps two of my crit partners. Huh, and Kate Testerman reps the other three...interesting. I feel like the odd girl out now. But Anna is awesome, so I guess I can handle being all unique.
Anyway, this is such good news. I greatly admire Kasie for persevering through so much, and for smiling far more than I would have. It just goes to show that hard stuff happens, but it doesn't mean the journey is over. It doesn't mean you're a bad writer. It just means that sometimes things don't work out, which sucks, but it is what it is. You can always fight back. You can always try again.
So here's to my sub buddy, Kasie, who, poetically enough, will likely be on sub with me this time around as well. Thanks for everything, especially your example to me. You know I love you, and may we both have better luck this time:)