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My meeting with an agent

Those of you who have been following this blog from the beginning will know that I've been trying for years to get an agent. Well I have the best news...I HAVE A LITERARY AGENT!!!!!!!!
Omg I was in so much shock when they responded and it wasn't the rejection letter I was used too. You're probably wondering how did this happen right?

Remember when I went to The London Book Fair? My PR told me to go through the exhibition directory and message all the literary agents for a meeting. Whilst I was doing that, most of them had links to their sites so I figured why not submit for the thousandth time, you never know. The directory is super long so I got bored doing it and Helen (PR) kept emailing 'Have you finished it?' All I can say is thank Jesus that she did that because that's when I submitted to Raimondi and Campbell.

I got a response to read the whole of the novel. Now I've been at this position before and it usually ends there, so I sent the book in. Then another agency asked for the book so I sent to them too. I heard nothing from either of them for weeks and my Dad suggested sending a reminder email. What's funny is I only sent one to Raimondi and Campbell because I just had a better feeling about them.

I got an email from them a few days later. I opened it expecting a rejection instead I got 'we really like your book and Val (boss lady) is reading it.' I literally fell to the floor crying, thanking God. It's been 6 YEARS OF TRYING! A few days later Val asked to meet with me. I didn't know if that was a good sign or not so I googled 'I have a meeting with an agent help!' and I found lots of positive things that suggested if you have a meeting, then the agent wants you.

I was so nervous. I arrived 40 minutes early but when she came and we spoke, everything went well and I was signed.

Just like that.

And the best part is my contract with Trafford is an open contract AND I can keep selling Emily until a traditional deal comes through. This was the perfect time because I've been panicking about funding a second book and now I don't have to worry.

So check out my new writing family here http://www.raimondicampbell.com/en/literary-agency/authors/ and you can see my pic!!

Oh and I'm selling bookmarks and postcards of Emily only 50p so check out shopping on www.a-bello.com or on www.facebook.com/emilyknightiam go to shop and shop!

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  1. Just read this! Been following your posts!! Congrats!! I'm excited for you, make sure to let all us budding writers know all the pros and cons of the publishing world ;p xxx

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  2. Thank you Sharena! It's been a long challenging road. How are your stories coming along? X

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  3. Same old same old! Am hoping to start submitting by next year, that's my aim at least, right now though, I'm learning from people like yourself. ;p I'll be staying tuned x

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  4. Ooh fun, well if u have anything to read, I'd like to have a sneak peak ;-)

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  5. This is great news :) The hardwork has paid off. Well done!

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