My fabulous critique partners, Lisa Green and Leslie Rose, met Karen at a writing retreat and thought we'd hit it off. I included Karen in my first batch of queries, and a short time later, we signed a contract.
Karen is a lovely person and a talented editor. I'm working through her in-depth notes on my YA novel right now, and man, she's good (I have so much to learn).
I realize this is the beginning of a long and winding road (insert Beatles music). Representation offers no guarantee of publication. There will be disappointments along the way, but hopefully, HOPEFULLY, positive news will come my way. I'm honored to be taking this next step with Karen.
For you queriers out there, remember, it only takes one YES.
For those of you out on submission, I wish you GOOD LUCK.
For those of you with books out or soon to be out, CONGRATULATIONS.
Taking this journey with all of you is PRICELESS.