Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Last on Fairy Dust - for now

So you may remember that when I had the fairy dust sprinkled on me at Alice's Teacup, I had a double sprinkle: one general sprinkle on me, and one more targeted sprinkle on my new chapter book manuscript. The very day before the sprinkling (just as I was leaving to go to the airport for the poetry retreat), I had sent the manuscript off to an agent. Last Thursday, a week to the day after the fairy dust sprinkling, the agent emailed me to say that he loved the book and was willing to represent me.

I don't want to give details about the agent yet, because I haven't yet received or signed his contract, so it isn't a DONE done deal. But oh, he seems so wonderful; he represents a dear friend of mine, and she said he is indeed wonderful, the best agent she has ever had (and she's had quite a few). After thirty years of working all alone in this business, I think I'm going to have an agent. This is a huge step for me.

Now, I think there is a time limit on the fairy dust. If some good thing happens to me a decade from now, I'm not going to say, "Oh, remember that fairy dust from Alice's Teacup? January 2010?" But if some good thing happens within a WEEK, well, then fairy dust is clearly implicated.

Don't you think?


  1. Does this mean I'll have to go through your agent to schedule lunches and things now?


  2. I will still be my own booking agent!