Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chapter One, In Which I Become Agented

A minor Victorian literature shout out, as I kind of miss titled chapters.

I record that I am agented!  It's been a long journey, It began with tears - I'm not too proud to admit that the first rejection I received unmanned me completely (not terribly difficult, as I'm female) - and ended with me peeing my pants.  The result: a decade later I'm dehydrated.

So - why Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire? 

Because I'm writing fiction... and essentially that means I'm asking my readers to invest their time in fake stories about people who don't exist.  I'm a liar, and hopefully a good one.  Sure, *whips out the English and Religion degrees from behind her back* I'm tapping into the collective subconscious to reveal a deeper truth, but hopefully you don't feel that tap. 

Follow me, and I do promise I'll lead you somewhere strange and awesome!

Leave me a message, email me, and come back to the blog, which is sooooo a work in progress.  I've got some agent interviews lined up already, posts planned about the writing process, a really random contest in the works... and whatever else occurs to me.

30 comments:

MarcyKate said...

CONGRATS! I'm so very proud and happy for you!

(And welcome to the blogosphere - I get to be your first commenter :) )

J. Lea Lopez said...

Hooray! Looking forward to following along on your journey :-)

catwoods said...

I can't wait to be led somewhere awesome by a fellow cat. Curiosity and all that!

So happy for you and your new status. It was only a matter of time before someone realized how danged awesome you were...besides the rest of us at AQ, that is.

Dean Rich said...

Congradulations. Great to see success. You are only half way. Now you and your agent have to find that publisher!

Mindy McGinnis said...

AQ'ers unite! See guys, I have a real face.. and it's not hairy!

brendacee said...

congratulations, BBC. I am wishing you a wonderful journey and looking forward to buying your book.

Darke Conteur said...

HA! I'm following you too! You're one step ahead of me, so it's nice to see the road ahead before travelling it.

Nice pic too! :D

Mindy McGinnis said...
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Mindy McGinnis said...

Darke, CC - good to see you - thanks for following! As you can see my by removed comment above (typo -eek!!) I'm still not exactly blog proficient. RC promised me some lessons (tentatively scheduled for today) and once I'm a little better at this stuff, I'll be touting fellow AQ'ers blogs in my sidebar. That's the plan, anyway!

Molly said...

Hey congrats in the huge manner of congratulations! I am also very excited- although I did not pee my pants. And here I am following your blog, which I'm not sure why because I get to experience your offhand and acerbic commentary on a daily basis, but perhaps reading it will somehow be more enjoyable sister. Hehe!

Mindy McGinnis said...

I see my Irish family flocking here en masse - thanks for the support cousins and of course, The Swister.

Mindy McGinnis said...

And I simply must point out that the font for my title is called "Irish Growler" :)

rklewis said...

Hey, congrats!!! Here's to bigger things! You're going to be pub'd, no doubt!

TBones

Anita said...

Yay Mindy! LOL on your great post. And look at all the comments! I don't think you'll have any trouble finding followers. Heh. And the background looks great. ;-) So ... you. Heh.

Congrats again on your wonderful news! I can't wait to ride along with you on our journey to the shelves.

Anita (aka raven1)

Matt Sinclair said...

BBC, I hadn't heard that you had signed on the dotted line. Great news! And I'm impressed that you've got 24 followers already. Hey folks, feel free to follow my blog too! ;-)

Cheryl said...

Congrats again!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Cheryl, Matt, Anita - thanks for all the good wishes! Been a long journey, I know I'm just cresting the hill though!

Jenn Johansson said...

Followed the link over from QT. Congratulations! :) So happy for you!

Tanya Reimer said...

Read about your awesome news on AQConnect!!! YES! Lucky agent!! Good job!! I just started blogging too, and my search for an agent just began. Oof.
Tanyareimer.blogspot.com

Mindy McGinnis said...

JJ - what's your handle on QT? Thanks for coming aboard!
Tanya - I plan to host agent interviews, contests, and other helpful non - agented writer stuff. I've got some great things lined up for the future - I know the pain of the hunt, and I leaned heavily on helpful blogs while searching. I want to return the favor.

Clippership said...

Mindy? Mindy. Hmm...it might take awhile to get used to that. ;)
I'm so happy for you!
I like the blog layout too.

Mindy McGinnis said...

clip - thanks! Just keep calling me BBC. She's a lot more fun than I am, anyway!

Marybk said...

Congrats, BBC! You have one lucky agent. :)

Angie Sandro said...

Congrats, BBC! I found the good news this morning and wanted to say YAY!!!!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Yay Mindy!!! You and I have seen each other on various boards before and I have to say, your news is FABULOUS! Good luck and keep us all updated. I'll follow:)

Mindy McGinnis said...

Marybk - I'm totally feeling like a lucky cat! She told me she was thrilled to have me, and I'm like, "Dude, thanks for wanting me!"

Angie ! So glad to see you here - I'm planning some genealogy related posts soon!

Lindsay - you look familiar, girl! Where do I know you from?

Duff said...

Congrats, BBC! So excited for you! (It's Duff from QT)

Kaylie Austen said...

Congratulations! Keep moving forward, and giving us an insight to this world!

layinda said...

Which MS got the agent - the nephilim, or the dystopian? Either way, congrats! Litgal seems to be onto something with that "critical mass" thing. :)

P.S. I'm adding you to my blog roll (if you don't mind).

Mindy McGinnis said...

Duff, Kausten, layinda - thanks guys! I'm feeling positive. L - Adriann fell in love with the dystopian :)