It was emotional. I was standing in my kitchen and I was burning the Hello Fresh that we had and the onions were literally burning and I was like, “Everything is so wrong.” I was wearing one shoe, my kid had the other one saying he was going to make a boat with it.
And, the call came, it was a number I didn’t recognize, and a guy says, “Can you please hold for-” and I was like “Oh my god, hold for what?!” They connected me to my agent and he was just like, “How’s the weather?” and I was like, “What?”
It was like waiting for a guy to dump me and then finally he just said, ”We’ve decided to sign you.”
And he was just really excited and he had all this enthusiasm and belief that I think I kind of reserved for the pit of my stomach. I didn’t know if it was real – to be able to feel that assurance for your writing, your craft. And then to hear someone say they were excited too, it’s great.
As soon as we hung up, I grabbed my kids – sorry it always makes me cry – and they were looking at me a little worried because I had tears in my eyes and dinner was, of course, still burning. And I just hugged them and the tears just kept coming down. It just finally felt like I got over that bump that feels like you’ll never get over.
To be told I was not only going to be signed, but that I was also going to get this great team, it’s emotional. It was like all of a sudden, I had reached a goal that I didn’t even know was achievable and that I think, maybe, I thought was out of reach even for myself.
It still kind of feels like a dream, sort of like it hasn’t really hit me yet. I definitely have imposter syndrome, but I’m so grateful. I am just so grateful to see my kids’ faces when they realized the news was so good. I mean my six-year-old was so excited for me. He said he wanted to tell everyone he knew, which I mean, is only like four people… and I’m one of them (laughs).