aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Nightmares and dreams come true

Last night I dreamed that I was back in the corporate world, attending a large meeting where someone presented a ridiculous idea, but everyone nodded and feigned enthusiasm. Gah! Hope that's not a portent of things to come! I left my day job three years ago and I am immensely grateful that it's still working out. It was one of the scariest things I've ever done. I mean, there are no guarantees. (Of course, there aren't any in the corporate world either.)

Eighteen years ago today, an article ran in the New York Times about how many businesses are really slow between Christmas and New Years. Because my agent-to-be's brother worked at NYT, they called her. And she obligingly told them how slow it was..

A few months later, I ran across the article in an old issue of the Times, looked up the agency (in a paper book - imagine!), and thought, "Why not query her?" After all, I had queried over a hundred people by that point, and hardly gotten a nibble.

She read my query, asked for a full, and now we've been together longer than many people have been married.

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