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BIG NewsAugust 4, 2008

You remember when you were in school and you liked someone and you tried to play it cool and then s/he asked you out (or you did the asking) and that person said yes? And you were all, "Cool. That's cool. See you Saturday. Yeah," while you scuffed the sidewalk with your generic Ked? But really you were cartwheeling inside?

Cartwheel:
I HAVE AN AGENT!

I do. I have an agent. I have literary representation.

She knows about the blog, so I should roll easy. I should write, "I have an agent. Isn't that nice?" But hi. You know me. I'm so excited. My agent is Susanna Einstein, with LJK Literary Management. I couldn't be happier. Strangely, being represented by her has NOTHING to do with RWA or the conference I attended this week, but it just feels right. My god, I vow my allegiance to Romance and to the Republic for which it stands, and the next day I get a call from her! Certainly auspicious.

I will now be cool. I will now be collected.

(I think it might be a little late for that.)

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Rachel, that's great news! Congratulations! Geeze maybe you'll end up making a living as a writer...

That is incredibly awesome! Congrats!!!!!!

CONGRATS!!! That's awesome! *beams* You go girl!

CONGRATS!!! That's awesome! *beams* You go girl!

Huzzah! Great news!!!

That is GREAT news! No one can blame you for jumping up on the coffee table and doing a happy dance :-).

Congratulations, Rachel! You just keep doing those cartwheels.

If you are going to be all calm cool and collected about this then we'd better all be doing cartwheels for you. Congrats!!! Hooray!!!! Yee Haw!!!! WOOT!!!

Don't you think it would have been more awesome to say -

I HAS A AGENT!!! LULZ!!1!

I mean, you have to think about recent trends in literature...

What do you mean lolcats aren't literature?!??

Congratulations - that's brilliant news, and don't bother with the cool calm and collected, there will be time for that later and you don't want to miss out on the cartwheels and needing to be scraped off the ceiling!

CONGRATULATIONS! That's fantastic news, and I'm jumping up and down here in excitement for you.

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you.

That's terrific, sweetie!

Fantastic news!!! I'm so, so happy for you!!

Cool and collected: meh. Giddy is good. I'm so happy for you!

Congratulations--that is fantastic news. (And, I'm jealous. I want one!) Good luck, Rachel!

Go ahead and be giddy, you've earned it! Congratulations.

I'm lurking writer/knitter, so I love living vicariously through your posts. ;) This is such awesome news!! Congrats!!

Great, amazing news. Congratulations!!

woohooo Rachael!! Congrats!!! That's fantastic news :)

It may be a bit late for cool and collected, but you've got adorably excited all wrapped up. Congratulations!

woo hoo!! congratulations!!!!!
=)

fantastic! good for you, sounds like a relationship that will work well.

Woohoo!! That is awesome!

congratulations girlie! fan-freakin'-tastic!

W00T! Congrats!

Now pat yourself on the back a few times, have a beer, bask in the glow .... and get back to writing. :)

Yay! Don't calm down, whatever you do. Your enthusiasm is part of what makes the world go 'round, makes your blog sing, and I can only imagine what it does for your Romance writing! You go, girl!

Awesome! So awesome! Oh Rachael I am so happy for you! (Can you tell with all the !!!?)

Awesome!!!

Sweet Zombie Jesus! Congrats! I'm terribly excited for you and vow to buy AND read any/all romance novels (even though I've never read one since Francine Pascal, heh!) that you ever publish!!!

w00t! You go, girl!

Awesome news, Rachael! I'm so glad to hear it!

I enjoyed reading your post about the Romance Novelists' convention. I loved the way you described your experiences there, the attitude you had when you went in--and the transformation when you left. I'm so happy for you!

I think we'd all be disappointed if you were collected when you had news like this...I know I like to see the excitement in your posts, and others do, too, from the looks of it!

Congrats!

YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Super awesome! Congratulations!

Congratulations Rachael! I love it when you get good news.

That is fabulous, Rachael! You have worked long and hard for this and you deserve it. You are a talented writer and I am thrilled for you!

Congratulations! That is such fabulous news!

I've been lurking here for a few weeks, reading your archives and loving getting to "know" you. The reason it's such fun is that you are an awesome writer--you make the story flow, and I want to see what happens next. I will be first in line to buy your first book. I have no shame about reading romance novels. I eat 'em like candy.

Yowza! Yeehaw! Yahoo! Yippee!

Oh yeah, you're excited. Don't disappoint us with the cool!

How exciting! Congratulations!

OMG OMG OMG! Rach! Congratulations, girlie, that is such wonderful news. I'm gonna do a a cartwheel over here for you as well.

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! YAY!

CCR - Cool, Collected & Represented.

Congratulations!!! I am very happy for you!

Wonderful news! Congratulations, I'm so happy and excited for you!!! Auspicious, absolutely!

OMG, that is the best. The best.

WOO HOO!!!! Congratulations!

whoo hoo!!! congrats!

I love saying "my editor" :)

oh Rachel, I'm SO HAPPY and excited for you! that is wonderful!!! congrats! see - it was meant to be - you willed this to happen :)

Bouncing off the walls over here. Woo hoo!

Yay! That is awesome, only a little while now until I see you on a poster in the BART stations like James Lee BURKE. I have to say I'd like to see a larger-than-life you over JLB anyday.

congrats rachel!! that's supa dupa fly!! Hope you and Lala (and the four legged family members) found a special way to celebrate.

Yea!!! I'm so happy for you, Rach! You deserve it and I can't wait to buy your first book!

Freaking awesome!

YAY! You rock!

That is just so flipping awesome :)

Congrats girlie!

Way to go and congratulations! I need new books to read so keep on writing knitting romance, I'll be buying it.

whooohooo!
congrats!

Woot! When you're a famous Romance author we all get to say we knew you when. So happy for you, congratulations.

See? Take an editor yarn shopping, earn karmic rewards. :)

Congrats on the agent!

Wahooooo! Yipeee!!! And all that other hooraying what's been said already!!!
Great news indeed!

That's wonderful news!!!

Very Cool.
:-)
Congratulations!

Oh frabjous day!!

Wow, that's awesome. Congratulations!!

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