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seren
05-25-2010, 01:37 AM
Can't believe I'm saying it, but I got an offer of representation today from Adams Literary Agency. TIN LILY will be submitted to editors as early as this week! Wowwy wow wow! Absolutely thrilling.

Wayne K
05-25-2010, 01:40 AM
Look at you all shiny and represented :partyguy:

Congratulations

Fade
05-25-2010, 01:42 AM
Congratulations! :)

Calla Lily
05-25-2010, 03:10 AM
Congrats!

honeysock
05-25-2010, 03:26 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!:hooray:

*pours gatorade bucket over seren's head*

dgrintalis
05-25-2010, 03:27 AM
Congratulations! :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

CACTUSWENDY
05-25-2010, 03:30 AM
Much Success....hope you land a publisher real quickly. Woot!

CheekyWench
05-25-2010, 03:38 AM
:hooray: :hooray: Congrats!

folkchick
05-25-2010, 03:49 AM
Congrats! Yay!

kellion92
05-25-2010, 05:06 AM
Congratulations! And so quick to sub! More fun to come...

Brindle Chase
05-25-2010, 05:56 AM
That's awesome!!! Congrats!!!

tanglewoodtracey
05-25-2010, 06:25 AM
Good for you! How exciting :)

Tracey

kaitiepaige17
05-25-2010, 06:26 AM
YAY!! A million congrats!!!

vnNichols
05-25-2010, 06:26 AM
Congrats!

Renee Collins
05-25-2010, 07:39 AM
:hooray: How exciting! Congrats!

Hedgetrimmer
05-25-2010, 11:01 AM
Congrats. That's a great agency.

kaitie
05-25-2010, 11:57 AM
Congratulations. :D

inkspatters
05-25-2010, 02:00 PM
Ahh, Seren keep us updated! I still remember your AMAZING first chapter from SYW. Good luck and congratulations :D

regdog
05-25-2010, 03:03 PM
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Little1
05-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Congrats and good luck!

heyjude
05-25-2010, 04:33 PM
Congratulations! That's fantastic news! :)

x_Kathy_x
05-25-2010, 04:45 PM
YEEY!!! Congratulations! :D

Bufty
05-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Great news. Congratulations.

nitaworm
05-25-2010, 05:40 PM
That's so wonderful! Fingers cross you get an offer soon!

Cranky
05-25-2010, 05:45 PM
Yay! Congratulations! :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

Phaeal
05-25-2010, 06:25 PM
Pretty cool. Good luck on the next step!

:e2cheer:

seren
05-25-2010, 06:43 PM
Aw - thank you, everyone! I'm still floating among the clouds this morning.

Kats
05-25-2010, 08:04 PM
Great news, congratulations. I just read your first chapter, very good stuff - let us know when you get an offer!

brainstorm77
05-25-2010, 08:25 PM
Congrats

EagerReader
05-26-2010, 07:21 AM
Woohoo! Congrats! I love these happy posts.

Erin
05-26-2010, 08:38 PM
Congrats and good luck!!! :hooray:

Libbie
05-26-2010, 09:18 PM
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MagicPen
05-27-2010, 02:20 AM
w00t! :D Go you!!!

nutbird
05-27-2010, 02:58 AM
Well done! Congrats!:hooray:

gypsyscarlett
05-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Congratulations!! :snoopy:

gideonna
05-30-2010, 11:26 PM
Fantastic news! Well done!

starryeyedkt
05-31-2010, 04:02 AM
Awesome!! Best of luck with all future endeavors, and congrats!! :D :D :D

seren
05-31-2010, 09:53 PM
Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful well wishes. The book went out to 7 or 8 houses on Tuesday, so fingers crossed!

bluefeline
06-01-2010, 07:02 PM
Congratulations! :PartySmil:TheWave::TheWave::Cake::PartySmil

JamieB
06-01-2010, 07:19 PM
CONGRATS!!!!!

jscribbles
06-01-2010, 11:09 PM
Gratz!!!

Sarah Christine
06-17-2010, 02:04 AM
I'm totally late on the bandwagon, but I glanced this thread and was like, "Huh, this sounds so very deeply familiar." Then I was like, "OH YAH, I read her first chapter and we read each others' queries!"

So, congrats! I'm totally happy for you! :heart:

Mr. Anonymous
06-21-2010, 08:48 AM
I remember your query. Not surprised you got an offer. Congrats! How long was it from the time you started querying to the time you got an offer, if you don't mind me asking?

Erin
06-21-2010, 08:58 AM
Congrats!!!! :partyguy:

seren
06-22-2010, 02:10 AM
Mr. - I sent out maybe 10-15 queries in January and received 3 full requests (the rest rejections or silence). All three agents came back with varying opinions about what needed to be changed. Two of the three kept their doors open for future queries or an edit on TL. I felt like I connected with the agent from Adams and completely agreed with her critique. I then did a terrible rewrite/edit after that (man oh man, it was bad). I let it cool for two or three months while I worked on something else, and finally got back to it. Once the edits were truly finished, I sent out another batch of queries and my rewrite to Adams. She came back with an offer about a week after I sent the rewrite. So, it was from January to May, but the vast majority of that time was me rewriting/cooling/rewriting. It's amazing - you can read and read every book on writing, blogs from agents, editors, and other writers, but, for me, the personal editorial feedback from an agent is what has taught me the most about writing and the market. Sorry for the long answer, but I don't think I've ever followed a straight line in my life and querying was no different. Now, if we can just get an editor to fall in love with Lily like my agent did, we'll be all set. :)

alanna
06-22-2010, 07:49 AM
CONGRATS!!!