That is my brain tapping its foot. It (and I) realized this past week that I am still a deal away from reaching my goal of six new deals this year. Technically two, since I didn't really do that much for Dean's ABC-Clio book, and it feels like including that in my list is cheating.
There are a lot of projects out right that have the potential to be the final two of the year. JB Turner's Deborah Jones series have serious interest from Thomas & Mercer, Jackie Cantor is a big fan of Rachel's KEEP SWEET, Andrea over at Vintage loved Meghan's FIRELOCK and requested to see a revised version, an editor at Harper really liked Jessica Arnold's PURE...
It would be the coolest thing in the history of my life if all these books got deals before the end of 2014. As it stands, I'll settle for the two needed to meet my goal.
Either way, I am excited about how my year is shaping up! I couldn't pinpoint what exactly is different if my life depended on it, but so far, 2014 has been very different for me and in a very great way. I feel like my authors have been turning out ever more fantastic projects, I've found wonderful new authors, I'm networking more, agenting more, making more deals, etc.
My colleague Teresa told me that in her agenting experience, all of sudden things just get good. I guess (knock on wood) that is what is happening to me!
Guess I must have one!