That Something Special Raven Mentioned

Last week I blogged about the Medicine card readings we did, and that I got Raven. It pertained a lot to Chris, and the fact that I explain away all things that might bring me comfort, but there was more I wasn’t at liberty to discuss at that time.

“…something special is about to happen…Can you accept it as a gift? Or will you limit the power of the Great Mystery by explaining it away?”

A few weeks before VAB, I came to the decision that I would attempt getting a literary agent. Traegar’s Lunatics was nearly finished, and it’s good. Really good. Way different from anything I’ve ever written. I wanted to query presses that don’t accept unagented work. I mentioned it to someone, who mentioned it to someone. This led to that and I was put in touch with an fabulous woman from The Knight Agency, a literary agency that happened to be on my “first ten queries” list. It was ridiculously serendipitous from first moment to last, and I spent a good deal of Dollbaby Week explaining it away. My manuscript wasn’t even finished! I wasn’t even looking yet! It all seemed way too easy.

But that was explaining it away–something I did all week, whenever I got an email that should have sent me over the moon. It couldn’t be real. It just couldn’t! My dolls–beloved women!–lovingly informed me it wasn’t easy getting here. I’ve spent years learning, making my way along this path, writing and writing and writing. Learning more. Treading further and farther. They were absolutely right. I’m here. Now. And I need to own the fact that I worked hard to get here. A little serendipity isn’t impossible, it was absolutely earned.*

I am now represented by Janna Bonikowski of The Knight Agency. I am over-the-moon happy. She loves my story, is excited about it, is already planning for it. And she’s given me feedback that, if we parted ways right this moment, I’m indebted to her for. I’m looking forward to this new part of my writing journey.

*Of course, I did promise her and the others at The Knight Agency access to the time portal in the woods behind my house. That could be problematic, but a deal is a deal.

time portal

The time portal. I know it looks like an old outhouse, but it’s the portal, I swear.


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16 responses to “That Something Special Raven Mentioned

  1. Wonderful news! I’m so happy for you! You deserve to be over the moon for all of the wonderful words you weave into beautiful stories! This is just the new beginning……I’m sure there is much more to come! Celebrate!!!

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  2. Way to go!! Of course you deserve it! Hard work will always pay off. Congratulations and best of luck in this next phase of the journey. 😄

    And I can’t wait to read Traegar’s Lunatics!

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  3. So happy for you, Terri! Congrats and best of luck! Feel free to pass my name on to her as well. LOL!

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  4. Great news! Congrats! 🙂


  5. Congratulations again, Terri! I tried to comment on your Raven post, but not sure if it went through. Hopefully this will. Working off the iPhone until my computer comes back home… Hugs to you. 🙂


    • Terri-Lynne DeFino

      Thanks, Karin! Strangely enough, the comment on the Raven post had to be approved. I have NO idea why. This one came through just fine.

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  6. Hugs and high fives! Congratulations!

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  7. MaryAnn Forbes

    Congratulations, wonderful news! I’m very happy for you.💐


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