Wednesday, February 07, 2007

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

So, here's the deal.

I have been biting my tongue for a couple of weeks now because I've been bursting to tell everyone who reads my blog some big news. As many of you know, I started looking for an agent in January for my YA manuscript. Well, after 3 query letters, I'm beyond pleased to report that I have signed with a brilliant, lovely NYC agent!! At this time, I cannot release the agency's name or the name of my agent, but I assure you that it's an amazing place and I can't wait to reveal the name at a later date.

I'm going to be working harder than ever and will keep everyone updated on my manuscript's progress. It has been SO hard not to share this with my blogging and writing friends, but I finally felt ready to do so.

The moral of the story- if you want something, you CAN make it happen!

15 comments:

April Aragam said...

Jessica!! Way to go. I am sooo happy for you. Congrats! :):):)

Stephanie Janulis said...

WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's so wonderful, amazing, fabulous, etc, etc, etc! I'm so happy for you! I knew it was going to happen! You're so talented! You'll have to keep us updated (once you can) about how it's all going and whatnot! :) If I could have all those fun smilies...I would have tons pasted here right now, with balloons and whatnot!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Thanks, April and Steph! I was DYING to tell you guys and am so happy to share my news! :)

Ella Enchanted said...

OMG!!!! I yelled when I read this!!! that is sooooooo amazing! And sneaky of you!! I had absolutely no idea!! :) Ooh, please tell me what it's about! :) This is AMAZING and it could not have happened to a more deserving person. You cannot just leave it there, ya know, I want details!

Anonymous said...

Congrates Jess,
I can only imagine how great it feels. I hope to enjoy the same sucess with a paranormal YA thriller type story I've written. I chose to have a freelance editor fix it up before trying to get an agent. It's sitting at 60,000 words right now but should loose some weight before all is said and done. I hope a day comes when you can share your agents information I would love to send him/her a copy of my manuscript and see what happens. Looking for help anywhere I can get it.
Formally of Daytona Beach wishing I was still there. Raleigh's cold.

Dave

Jessica Burkhart said...

Gabby! I knew you'd have a great reaction, LOL! :) Yep, I've been quite sneaky recently...

Ella Enchanted said...

Very sneaky, but I'll forgive you because this is larger than life and like I said, totally deserving.

We NEED to have a little chat, missy.

Jessica Burkhart said...

You're so sweet, Gabby. I appreciate you being so understanding! I'll hang my head a little for my sneakiness... ;)

Mary Danielson said...

Squee!!! Jess, this is WONDERFUL!! And so, so, soooo deserved! Congratulations, chica!!

Okay, must stop squee-ing...but wow! Fabulous news!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Thank you, Mary! :) I can hear the squeeing from here! LOL

~Em~ said...

WOOHOO!!!!!

Tori said...

YES!! Sorry, just a bit of excess energy. This time of night is when I wake up. Congratulations, Jessica! This is such awesome news.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations! You must have a stellar query letter! Will look forward to hearing the details...

Heather Harper said...

Jessica, this is fantastic news! What an accomplishment. Congratulations.

Jessica Burkhart said...

Heather, Alyssa and Tori, thank you all so much! I'm still excited! :)