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JoyMC
02-12-2014, 04:08 AM
I am so excited to finally be able to write this post. AW has been such an awesome community for me, and I found it when I was first researching agents for my very first manuscript. Every time I'd Google an agent or agency, the AW Bewares thread would pop up.

Since then, I've really found my people in the Writing for Kids section. It's been a long road for me - three years, five manuscripts, 47 full requests, and I'm so thrilled and amazed to say I've signed with Sara Crowe.

I blogged a bit more about the details here (http://joymcculloughcarranza.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-i-got-my-super-amazing-agent.html).

KEEP AT IT!!!

Izz
02-12-2014, 04:11 AM
Awesome, Joy! :snoopy:

Siri Kirpal
02-12-2014, 04:16 AM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Wow! :hooray: :hooray: :hooray:

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Maggie Maxwell
02-12-2014, 04:37 AM
Congratulations!!

Canton
02-12-2014, 04:55 AM
:partyguy::D:D:D:partyguy:

Woo Hoo!

:partyguy::D:D:D:partyguy:

Sage
02-12-2014, 04:58 AM
Wooo! Congrats, chica!

Little Anonymous Me
02-12-2014, 04:58 AM
:Jump::banana:Congrats for hanging in there--that's so fantastic! *internet high fives*:banana::Jump:

Mclesh
02-12-2014, 04:59 AM
:snoopy:Wow! That is amazing! Congratulations! Sara's a super agent.

Cathy C
02-12-2014, 05:10 AM
:hooray: May it sell quickly and for obscene amounts of money! :D

Helix
02-12-2014, 05:11 AM
I love threads like these! Fantastic news!

Wilde_at_heart
02-12-2014, 05:14 AM
Congratulations - fantastic news!

Calla Lily
02-12-2014, 05:36 AM
Congratulations!

Tamlyn
02-12-2014, 05:49 AM
Congratulations!

Bing Z
02-12-2014, 05:52 AM
Big congratulations!

Ferret
02-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Congratulations! She's a great agent from what I hear.

ap123
02-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Congratulations, such wonderful news! :partyguy:

ARoyce
02-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Yay!! Congrats!!:partyguy:

Lady MacBeth
02-12-2014, 06:16 AM
What a great story. Congratulations!

jeffo20
02-12-2014, 06:20 AM
Big time congratulations to you!

spoonflipper
02-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Man, that's so inspiring. Good for you!
:snoopy:

DragonShark
02-12-2014, 06:45 AM
Congratulations!

HistorySleuth
02-12-2014, 08:34 AM
Woo hoo!!! :partyguy: congrats!

>compass<
02-12-2014, 09:03 AM
YUSSSS! Congrats, that is so amazing!!

atthebeach
02-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Wow great news- congrats!!!

mccardey
02-12-2014, 10:14 AM
Well done, you! Isn't that great?


ETA: Really enjoyed the blog post (http://joymcculloughcarranza.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/how-i-got-my-super-amazing-agent.html), too. Well done, again. Those are some good numbers! :)

Netz
02-12-2014, 02:21 PM
Ooh, congratulations, Joy! :partyguy:

hikarinotsubasa
02-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

Putputt
02-12-2014, 04:22 PM
What an amazing story! Congratulations!! I think the blog post should be prescribed reading for aspiring writers. :D

Undercover
02-12-2014, 04:55 PM
YAY, JOY!!!! I've read your blog post too and it's so encouraging. A HUGE Congrats to you girlie girl.

Ok. Now onto the chocolate. Gimme, gimme a break of that Kit Kat bar!!!!

LOVE hearing this stuff!!!! Good Luck to you!!!!

hester
02-12-2014, 05:47 PM
WOOT WOOT Joy!! Congrats!!! :D.

Phaeal
02-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Many CGs, and you beat me by 9 queries! Here's to perserverence and much success with your submissions!

Ambrosia
02-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Congratulations! :)

JoyMC
02-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Many, many thanks everyone for your excitement and encouragement. I do hope I can be encouraging to others to stick with it - because it WILL happen if you do!!

heyjude
02-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Congratulations! :hooray:

Lauram6123
02-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Congratulations!

And your blog made me cry! Seriously inspiring that you just kept at it no matter what! Thank you for sharing that with us!

VioletInstincts
02-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Congratulations! That is so wonderful. I hope one day I will get to say something like this. You are living the dream. :)

L. Y.
02-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Congratulations! :)

EMaree
02-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Congratulations! Your story is so inspiring. :)

chickenma
02-18-2014, 12:56 PM
How did I know she would want THAT one - cause it's just so ironically perfect! Yay!

chickenma
02-18-2014, 01:01 PM
Just looked up Sara Crowe - Wow! Congratulations BIG TIME!

Scarlett_AU
02-19-2014, 05:22 AM
Many, many congratulations. Threads like this are such an inspiration :)

ericalynn
02-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Congratulations!!

QueenofLALALand
02-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Congrats!!! :hooray::partyguy::snoopy:

AndreaGS
02-20-2014, 12:18 AM
Congrats!! I LOVE stories like this. Hard work really does pay off! :partyguy:

Ramshackle
02-20-2014, 12:22 AM
99.9% sure I congratulated you on another thread... but you know, news like this deserves the additional woohoo.

So with that in mind...

:e2woo:

Congratulations!

JoyMC
02-20-2014, 04:16 AM
Thanks SO much everyone! I'm still grinning. :D

And I do hope the story is heartening. Hang in there, if you're still on the querying road!!!

SimplyWrite
02-20-2014, 04:54 AM
Way to go. Congrats!

SunshineonMe
02-22-2014, 11:31 AM
:partyguy:Good job!!

ajaye
02-22-2014, 12:37 PM
Fantastic news, congratulations :D
Love your blog post too.

triceretops
02-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Now that's a well-deserved victory! Over 47 fulls? That in itself is a ground-breaking accomplishment.

Now you need that sale, and I'm sure you'll pull that off. Quitting is not a given with you.

Tri:partyguy: