Writing Journey: The Process

The Agent Contract is Signed!

Yesterday I passed an exciting milestone in the process of publishing my first book. I signed my agent contract, and returned it to my agency! Now my agent is hard at work trying to match my book with the right publishing house. It could take days or months. I’m hoping for days, of course! But it’s already been a three year process to this point, so a little more “hurry up and wait!” isn’t going to kill me.

What boggles my mind is the idea that, should a publisher pick up my book, they’re going to want to see a sequel in a much shorter amount of time than it took to write the first book. Of course, I had no pressure for that one, so I dawdled along. And I’ve always worked well under pressure!

In the beginning of my book. “Ruth’s Ginger Snap,” Ruth is hanging out the wash while thinking about her life. This could be Ruth! Photo Credit Lisa McDonald Loos

But I believe I’m getting the buggy before the horse, to switch up the old saying to fit my Amish romance genre! I need to give this one to God, as they say, and concentrate on the next one. More on this soon!