Saturday, February 2, 2013

Piece of a Dream

Hey everyone!

I know I am doing my blog series, but it is on hold...JUST this week, because I have something more important to announce.

Now, I know announcing that you have an agent is probably a better post, but I've been writing for....around ten years. Within those ten years, I have gotten a lot of rejections. I know I wasn't ready to query. My manuscript wasn't read to be read, either. In April, I rewrote my book and it only took four months.

I've been doing revisions, and working hard on a query and synopsis with the help of some great writer friends.

Thursday I got my first FULL request from an agent!

I was in tears.

Tears because it felt so wonderful. Because my goal when I began to query was to only reach that step. I told myself, "It'll be great if I can just get to the next step..."

And I did!!

I am ecstatic. In my mind, even if I get a rejection, I have proven I can make it to the next level. I'm so much closer to achieving my dreams!


  1. Congrats, Ashley. Getting a full request IS an achievement. Celebrate every step. Good luck!

  2. Congratulations! And good luck! I'm sure it's the first of many :D

  3. What excellent news! This is a huge deal, keep celebrating! Many more are in the pipes, I'm sure! :)

  4. Awesome news Ashley!! Best of luck with it.

  5. Congrats! That is still a huge step. Enjoy it!!

  6. Congratulations! That is exciting news! Each step leads to the next, after all. :)

  7. This is just the beginning, Ashley. Congratulations! I'm crossing my fingers and toes. Hope it works out perfectly.

  8. Congratulations! Every victory along the way counts :)

  9. Ashley, it is so nice to meet you and share in your good news! Yes, celebrate, each and every step. I'll cross my fingers for you too, virtually of course!

    Best wishes!