I did something today that I haven’t done in over 12 years. I submitted a manuscript to an agent. And it’s only the second time I’ve ever done it. It’s a little scary, but I’ve been in this business long enough to know that it's...well…business. Over the years my skin has thicken so hard it makes a slurping sound when I apply lotion.
So I’ve done it. It’s out there. And I really like this agent. I think she’s a good fit for me. She’s with an excellent house. She’s young and energetic, not that that’s a criteria for a sale, but I’ve always been partial to zany. And when I met her at a previous conference, she smiled a lot.
But just like my previous agent, this was a referral. I like the referral part. It’s easier when someone introduces you – someone respected by that agent. That gives you a kick start. And if things don’t work out this time, I have other friends who would happily refer me to their agents. I don’t know how many kick starts it’ll take to ignite the engine, but I’ll sweat that later (!!!).
If you’re looking for an agent too, here’s a great blog post from yesterday called “How Do You Know If Your Agent Is Any Good?” It’s mighty helpful.
Fingers (toes and eyes) crossed that this agent is the one! I’ll report back one way or the other.