OMG OMG OMG you guys, I finally have an agent!
My new literary partner in crime is Eric Ruben of the Ruben Agency. He's SO freakin' awesome. My heart stopped when he told me he was going to call me...and I had a Zoology test right before we were due to talk.
Somehow I managed to not sound like a chipmunk on meth when we talked. Holy crap, he is EXACTLY what I've been looking for in an agent. Represents paranormal romance? Check. Represents historical romance? Check. Has experience working with my publisher? Check X 3! He reps three other Sourcebooks authors which is awesome because I ADORE Sourcebooks and love working with them.
And then there was the fabled "click." I'd heard of this phenomenon from other authors but was skeptical. Dude, they weren't lying! Our personalities seemed to mesh perfectly. After an awesome conversation about book and agent-ish stuff, we complimented each other's pictures and talked about our cats. Yes, he's a cat person and that just scores even more points in my book. His cat even has its own twitter account. :) Oh, and he likes my name AND my top hat.
Anyway, in only two conversations he's made me feel damn good about the future of my writing career.
So that's my big news and I'm off to celebrate!