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This is big [Feb. 20th, 2009|07:55 pm]
mylefteye
I feel like this guy...


...because I am now represented by Nat Sobel of SobelWeber Associates. Yup, a real honest-to-goodness literary agent in the US.

You might remember me complaining about the lethargy and rudeness of some agents I've queried over the past year. Within a week of contacting Mr Sobel he'd requested a sample and outline of 'Heather Berry and the Battle for Turner's Wood', took the full novel, told me he was forwarding it to his coagent in London and then added me to his very impressive list of clients.

Speedy?

He's already got me making small tweaks to HB1, as well as outlining further books in the series. Man, I needed this. Oh, the desire to just let go and use multiple exclamation marks!!!!!!! I know an agent isn't a guarantee of publication, but it's a whole step closer.

And I want to publicly thank gerardbrennan, for twas he who introduced me to Mr Sobel. Mate, you're the finest.
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[User Picture]From: tammy_moore
2009-02-20 08:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations :)
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-20 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tammy!
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[User Picture]From: jerrygordon
2009-02-20 09:05 pm (UTC)
I'm headed out the door for the IHW retreat, but I had to stop by and offer some HUGE CONGRATS! I'll email you when I get back, but I'm very happy for you.
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-20 10:32 pm (UTC)
Cheers, Jerry. Hope you have (or had) a great weekend with the Indiana horror crowd.
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[User Picture]From: xjenavivex
2009-02-20 09:06 pm (UTC)
Oh Mike! That is awesome news. I am so happy for you. I am really thrilled. This is just the best news ever!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Totally worth the extra punctuation.
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-20 10:32 pm (UTC)
It is awesome, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: sinauthor
2009-02-20 10:38 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-20 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yup, that sums it up pretty well. :)
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[User Picture]From: gerardbrennan
2009-02-20 10:44 pm (UTC)
Go on, you good thing!

Considering who this agent is, it's a pretty massive feckin' step towards publishing, mate. Only a fool would bet against it.

gb
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-20 11:01 pm (UTC)
I hope you're right, man. I've been looking round the Sobel Weber site and reading an interview with Nat Sobel. I think I'm in good hands.
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[User Picture]From: hutch0
2009-02-20 10:46 pm (UTC)
Brilliant news! Someone remixed the gorilla to `Smoke On The Water'!
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[User Picture]From: hutch0
2009-02-20 10:46 pm (UTC)
PS. Many congratulations! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: kvtaylor
2009-02-20 10:54 pm (UTC)
So so so over the moon for you, Mike!

In fact...

!111!!!!!!1!!one!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-20 11:02 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha!! Thanks, Katey!
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[User Picture]From: rodneyjsmith
2009-02-20 11:18 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Mike!

How rewarding after the time wasting you experienced before. Nice to know those don't matter so much, now.

The hard part's over, now. Congrats again!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Rod. Now I can concentrate on the important stuff, like writing!
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[User Picture]From: trollpete
2009-02-20 11:42 pm (UTC)
WOW! That's SO great, and of course well-deserved and all, but fantastic nonetheless - hope you have a good celebration planned -- kudos to you, sir!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Pete. I'm having a big curry tonight and a bottle of fizzy pop. I knows how to play hard.
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[User Picture]From: musingaloud
2009-02-21 12:14 am (UTC)
Ah Mike. I truly couldn't be happier for you. Much deserved, and you know it. I suspect this has lit a fire under you, eh? Let me know if you need a reader, you know where to find me. Go on, DANCE!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:14 pm (UTC)
You wouldn't be encouraging me to dance if you saw my moves. :D

Thanks for the congrats, Pam.
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[User Picture]From: justin_pilon
2009-02-21 04:18 am (UTC)
FANTASTIC! Right on! I really ought to get on my querying game. So stoked for you!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Justin. Yep, get your work out there and be patient.
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[User Picture]From: catephoenix
2009-02-21 08:05 am (UTC)
Woot! Woot! Woot!

I thought you'd been a wee bit quiet the past few weeks and now I know why. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic news.
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:20 pm (UTC)
Aye, there has been all sorts of stuff going on re. HB/agent/publisher for the past two months. Pretty distracting stuff it is too. The Nat Sobel deal though came out of the blue. Less than ten days ago I hadn't even contacted him and yet here I am... *shakes head in disbelief*

And thanks for the post on your blog, Cate. You're a pal.
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[User Picture]From: _twilight_
2009-02-21 10:09 am (UTC)
Way to go!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:24 pm (UTC)
Cheers, Jen.
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[User Picture]From: mmerriam
2009-02-21 10:50 am (UTC)
Wow! Congratulation, Mr. Stone! This is great news.
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mike.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-21 01:30 pm (UTC)
So excited for you. After reading some of your shorts I am not surprised you have one. I am merely surprised it took this long. Woot!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2009-02-21 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate that, Anon. Do I know you, btw?
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