About a week-and-a-half ago, I submitted an entry to the open call for micro-submissions for the Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities over at Jeff VanderMeer’s blog. Not long afterward, I got an email from Jason Yarn, an agent at Paradigm, who said that he’d seen my entry and really enjoyed it. We emailed back and forth a couple of times, and this weekend he gave me a call.
We hit it off. He was really nice, he talked about all the right stuff, and he really seemed to get what it is I’m doing with my writing. We’re going to keep talking, and hopefully work together in the future.
I spent most of the weekend (when I wasn’t bouncing off the walls) waffling back and forth about whether to post anything about this or not. On the one hand, it’s pretty much the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me as a writer. On the other, it’s maddeningly inconclusive, as news goes. But I finally decided that I was too enthusiastic to keep it to myself, so even though it may be a little short on cold, hard data, it means a heck of a lot to me, and I think it’s going to mean a lot to my future, no matter how things shake down.
Sorry about the lack of squeeing or exclamation points or all-caps in this post. Their absence is attributable more to the amount of thought I put into it before posting this than because I am any less excited today than I was when I got off the phone on Friday. Anyone who actually talked to me this weekend can probably vouch for how excited that was.
Keep an eye on this space, as I have a feeling that this is just the beginning of big things to come.