Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Agent search

Yesterday was not so great. I didn't take the dog for a walk. I worked both jobs so I came home and fell on the couch. I can't believe how much my legs hurt after walking around the store for five hours. :whine:whine: At least I have legs that walk. I'm doing better than some people. And I'm truly grateful despite the need to grumble and grouse.

I transcribed my scene notes off the mp3 player. They held up to the scrutiny as I typed. Very solid stuff.

Received a rejection from the agent I met with at NJRW in October. It was a good rejection but one none-the-less. i was thinking about it later and realized that I have no idea what I'm looking for in a agent. A few years ago, I made a list of possibilities but it was a short list based entirely on who represented paranormal. That list is huge now.

I need to look at other considerations when choosing agents to whom I wish to submit. What criteria is on your list?

4 comments:

  1. Hello Keziah,

    I'm from the Sven blog :) I can't offer any wisdom on the big agent search because right now I am nowhere near that point. There are so many of them out there that choosing who to submit to is difficult, especially when all you have to go on is their online presence, in most cases. Best wishes to you, I'm sure you'll find a great fit with somebody.

    Elle
    http://ellevmurphy.livejournal.com

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  2. I can't help with the search, but your post made me remember a story Jenny the C. had told once. An agent, a well-respected successful agent, had rejected her. Looking back on the rejection when telling this story, she thanked him for doing it. The rejection freed her to find an agent who was a better fit for what she was writing.
    (All the same, my first reaction is to slap this agent upside the head and bellow "what are you thinking?")

    oyynmv - the sound of the metal end of a shovel reverberating after having struck a foolish agent

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  3. I have no idea how to go about finding an agent, but I do know that this was the topic of the last Will Write for Wine? :)

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  4. I have no idea why I typed a question mark at the end up there. It was not a question. Sigh....brain dead from traveling?

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