January is usually the time when you make a new year's resolution. Maybe to shed some unwanted pounds. Sometimes to add a little exercise to your daily routine and eat healthier. If you're a writer, you probably have a long to-do list of stories to write and manuscripts to revise in the coming months.
And sometimes January comes with the realization of a bittersweet goodbye...
For me, the new year brought with it an unexpected change in my agent status. Jessica Schmeidler of GOLDEN WHEAT LITERARY is an amazing person and I will be forever grateful for all she has done to help further my writing career.
I first met Jessica when she requested my STORY CATCHER manuscript from a Twitter Party pitch I had submitted. She was the first person in the publishing industry to believe in my work and I was thrilled beyond words when she offered me a book contract with Anaiah Press. Over the past two years my stories have been strengthened by her exceptional editorial skills and knowledge of what editors are looking for in their acquisitions. Golden Wheat Literary may be a young agency but I have no doubt Jessica will continue to provide exceptional support and guidance for her existing clientele. I wish her nothing but the best and am honored to call her my friend.
January...the month of new beginnings and sometimes, bittersweet goodbyes. I might be stepping into the familiar unknown once again, but I do so with a bit more confidence than this time last year and I have Jessica Schmeidler to thank for that!