That is the sound of a satisfied sigh. I can now finally announce that I am officially represented by literary agent Sarah Taylor from the Kate Nash Agency! It’s a giant leap forward in the writer’s journey to becoming a published author. Wednesday, I joined Sarah and some of the other clients for Afternoon Tea at the London Book Fair. I assure you it all felt surreal as I sipped Prosecco in the Hilton London Olympia, talked writing and shared the journey with other writers and authors. And later as I wandered through the stalls and crowds at the Book Fair itself, taking in the sheer volume of business conducted in the literary world, I felt very, very grateful indeed that I now have someone handling that end of things for me. And did I actually sleep that night? Or was it on a cloud? I think I finally drifted off about 4am – excitement does that to me.
And what happens now? Happily, I get back to writing (my thing) while she finds me a publisher (her thing). And it all comes in rhythm with a spate of writing events – tomorrow a masterclass on Narrative Voice with Jacob Ross, the Leicester Writers’ Club annual writing retreat in the Cotswolds in early May, a Tudor event at Kenilworth Castle (research of course), and an event on self-publisizing at the Stratford Literary Festival. It’s starting to feel like a writer’s life!
I send my gratitude to the Universe for this step and open my heart to the next!