It's been a little over a month since my writing world flipped a 180. I'm using words like "career" instead of "hobby." I'm introducing myself as an author, not just a programmer. I've pitched my book to chatty strangers who've asked me to write down my name and the title after I mention that I write. (Which makes me suddenly glad for all the hours I spent rewriting/memorizing my query letter ... and that I don't write erotica.)
It also made me realize the road map gets blurry after you sign with an agent. When it comes to researching query letters, agents, or how to get published, the Internet is a blizzard of information. You can find a hundred links on how to write a query letter. You can find examples of letters that worked. You can find agent interviews, online courses, forums to get your work critiqued, and writing contests that will put your work in front of agents. But as another recently-agented CP of mine and I were discussing, there's not much on what happens after.
So, as I start this (insanely exciting) next leg of my journey, I thought I might share with you some of my post-"Getting An Agent" experiences. Feel free to suggest a topic in the comments, else I'll be adding things as they come up, starting from the day I received my first phone call.