God’s timing IS perfect

ConfettiI have an agent.

If I keep saying it, maybe it’ll sink in. Last week I got a call from Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency and she offered representation. I’ve been following the agency blog for a couple of years now and thought any one of the agents would be outstanding, but Wendy charmed me in particular. So, I queried her. And two months later . . . I have an agent. Check out her post here.

And I thought this would feel . . . well, like Christmas, my birthday and my first real date with my husband all rolled into one. And it does. But this wonderful news also came at a crazy time when I was traveling for Thanksgiving, dealing with a family health issue and generally wrapped up in the complications of LIFE.

And here’s the upshot. God’s timing put this incredible leap forward in my career in perspective. I’m thrilled to my toes. But I’m also grateful for my wonderful family. I’m thankful for loved ones on the mend. And I know that getting an agent, finding an editor, and publishing a book–each step a dream come true–are nothing without God.

If I were doing an end-zone dance, I’d pull a Tebow right now. That boy’s got it right. It’s not about me. It’s all about HIM.

 

76 thoughts on “God’s timing IS perfect

  1. Congratulations, Sarah! I sold to Love Inspired about a month ago and I said the same thing, His timing IS perfect!!! Keep giving him the glory. Look forward to hearing more good news from you.

  2. Sarah! I am sooooooo excited for you! It was fun to read your story over at Books and Such today! Congratulations!! 🙂 Woooot! Now I’m really excited for the day your book comes out!

  3. Mom

    Loved reading all those comments! So proud of your ability, determination, the woman you have become and (most of all) your faithfulness to God and your willingness to follow Him and His plan for you. I love you.

  4. Larry

    Congrats! The joy that everyone is sharing is awesome, and I’m glad that someone from the wonderful community of writers hanging out at the Book and Suchs blog is taking the next step in sharing this joy we call writing with others!

  5. kimberlycoyle

    Wendy’s enthusiasm for your book made me want to read it the minute it’s on bookshelves! Excuse the exclamation point, but I’m thrilled for you. I’m in the process of looking for an agent, and I can only imagine what it feels like to receive “the call”. I think I’d pull a Tebow too:)

  6. Congratulations.

    But, you know me, I have to argue. It is about you. I have it on good authority, God does not find people parking spaces, nor does he find good writers agents. She expects humans to do that sort of thing on their own. She calls it self-reliance. You did it. I knew you could.

  7. Heather

    Now that I have read the post over there too I wanted to tell you how much I love your “nudge” language. It is such a nice way to check in on the status without being obnoxious. I never know how to do that.

    1. I think the two primary qualities of a good nudge are short and polite. Of course, I’ve sent nudges to other people that went unanswered. I guess they weren’t who God wanted me to nudge!

  8. Gabrielle Meyer

    I’m a little late to the party, but so excited to be here wishing you many congratulations and well wishes, Sarah! I read Wendy’s blog the other day and remembered to go back now and check it out to see who the author was – so happy it’s you!! Praise God for a speedy process – I’ll be praying the next steps go just as smoothly.

  9. Congratulations, Sarah. Just happened across Wendy’s blog post and then jumped over here to meet you. Wendy also represents me, so we’re kind of, sort of, writing sisters. Plus I’m from KY with a son living in WV. Hugging cousins for sure. Now, on to the next step. Finding that editor to fall in love with your story the way Wendy did. And then the next step, writing another great story. What fun to have all those steps ahead of you!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Knowing Wendy represented you was one of the reasons I wanted her to rep me–I love your stories. Angel Sister is in my list of comps. I love that you’re a farm girl, too. Living in the mountains of NC is wonderful, but I still miss the family farm in WV–that’s where my heart is.

      It IS fun to have all those steps ahead! And a little scary–though less scary with Wendy on my side.

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