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Friday, January 12, 2007

Well, it’s official–I am now AGENTED! I’ve documented most of this journey from the submissions I made to two agents in September, to receiving an outright rejection from one and a request for a full from the other.

Last Thursday, I accepted an offer from CHIP MacGREGOR, of MacGREGOR LITERARY AGENCY (, to be represented by him for all of my literary work. Yesterday, I signed the legal agreement and put it out in the mail today.

This has been a journey of discovery, of humility, and of blessing. As I look back over the last seven years–since I first made the commitment in 2000 to study craft and improve my writing in pursuit of eventual publication–I can see God’s hand at work in every step I took along the path. Nothing happens by coincidence when we are actively seeking God’s will in our lives. It’s just sometimes hard to see in the moment that it’s a divine appointment and not just a “lucky” happenstance.

This is not an “end” of the journey. Rather, this is more like getting out of rush-hour traffic on the surface streets and getting into the express lane on the interstate–which is fraught with its own perils and potential bottlenecks. Nor does it mean I’m on the fast-track to being published. It’s just a leap that gets me several more miles down the road than where I was before.

Now, the real work begins–the prayer, the waiting, the commitment to accept whatever the Lord’s will is for my writing.

And I promise, this weekend I will start the series on Showing vs. Telling! Once I come back to earth. For now, I’m enjoying my time in the clouds.

  1. Carol Collett permalink
    Friday, January 12, 2007 12:14 pm

    Kaye, I’m so happy for you.


  2. Erica Vetsch permalink
    Friday, January 12, 2007 8:16 pm

    Happy Dance, Happy Dance (be glad you aren’t here, cuz I can’t dance for nuthin’) lol

    Congratulations! What super, terrific, stupendous news!


  3. Vicki T. permalink
    Saturday, January 13, 2007 8:30 pm

    “I feel good…na,na,na,na,na,na,na…I know that I should…” Is that what you’re singing right now? You should be! Congratulations.

    Celebrate! Revel! Dance!

    Then hurry up and write about showing and telling, ‘cuz I keep checkin’ your blog to see if the answers to my questions are magically here! 🙂


  4. Kaye Dacus permalink
    Saturday, January 13, 2007 8:41 pm

    Awwww–just one more chapter, Ma, then I promise I’ll do my homework.

    I’ve just happened upon a wonderful little scene between two characters that totally sets up the second book of my historical trilogy–which I’m TELLING you about now. But, never fear–the blog will be SHOWING something about using active voice in writing soon :-).


  5. April Erwin permalink
    Monday, January 15, 2007 2:24 pm

    Congrats, Kaye! That is so exciting! Good luck in your journey, God always has the best laid plans. Won’t it be exciting to see just what they are?


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