Monday, August 13, 2012

Excuse Me While I Go Fall Off The Face Of The Earth

I'm gonna keep this short because I really don't have time to blather on. Time? Precious commodity up in here. Because I have six weeks—SIX WEEKS—to do the following things:

• Finish my WIP
• Write TRANSPARENT dedication and acknowledgments
• Edit first pass pages (layout pages) of TRANSPARENT
• Edit HOUSE OF IVY AND SORROW based on Editor Erica's lovely letter

Imagine me laugh-crying, because that's what I'm doing this Monday morning.

BUT, before I go, I have a little bit of Super Awesome News I am able to share! It's kind of random and also bittersweet, but I'm so excited to finally be able to say that Ginger Clark is now my agent! Anna, because of really good things happening in her life, has had to leave Curtis Brown. I am so thankful to her and will miss her, being the agent who sold my first novel, but I'm also freaking lucky to be in Ginger's very capable hands. She is awesome and I'm still a little star struck and super grateful she's taken me on. Curtis Brown has taken such good care of me!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have A LOT of work to get done. The blogging will be sparse. Unless, of course, I'm looking for ways to procrastinate.

18 comments:

  1. YAY all around! So excited to see good things happening for you, and I can't wait to read your books!

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  2. YAY for happy chaos! And congrats on the new agent.

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  3. Ginger Clark represents some of my favorite authors. Congratulations!

    And good luck with everything!

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  4. Woohoo! Congrats to you (and Anna, I presume) and especially to Ginger, who gets to represent such an AWESOME author and person. ;)

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  5. Congrats Natalie! Ginger sounds like an awesome agent.

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  6. Yeah...and this isn't even mentioning your ARC list. ;-) *phew* I'm tired just reading this. Congrats to you and Ginger! She seems fantastic! :)

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  7. Yay Ginger!! Look at you, all impressive and stuff :)

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  8. Wow! I am so happy for you. You go, lady!

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  9. Very cool. I attended one of Ginger Clark's panels at a RWA conference in Chicago this year.

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  10. Good luck with all your edits and deadlines! And so cool to hear that the agency is taking good care of you!

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  11. Oh. My. Goodness. That's a crazy amount of stuff to do! Best of luck with it all!

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  12. So much stress. But it's all for GREAT things! Here's me sending positive, workaholic, you-can-do-it vibes across the Internet. :-)

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  13. You know I was thinking last night while preparing dinner (dangerous I know!)about your recent blog posts, which I have really enjoyed. They seem to be themed around all the author (and life)changes you are going through and getting yourself in the right mindset and feeling up to the tasks ahead. Anyway... my daughter started playing one of her favourite songs and it seemed to me that it would be a great song to keep you going through this busy, busy time! It's by a girl called Sarah De Bono who was a contestant on The Voice here in Australia, titled 'No Shame'. Look it up on Youtube, I think it would be a great mantra!
    Anyway, this comment is a bit random, and long, so I'll sign off now! Good Luck!

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  14. Sounds like some good chaos going on at the Whipple household!

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  15. Congrats on working with Ginger, Natalie! :) She's awesome, and I LOVE the authors she reps, ditto for her books. Yay! I'm so happy for both of y'all! :)

    And whoa, big list, no doubt abut it--but YOU CAN DO IT. :) Someone amazing told me the same thing once. :)

    Congrats again on your cool news!

    ((hugs))

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  16. *about*

    Sigh. Worst typist EVER=me. :)

    hehe

    ((more hugs))

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