Are you praying for who your agent will be? I sure need to. I didn't realize how the agent process really worked until I dove in to it. I'm learning and finding some things I like, some things I don't.
I'm used to rejections. After almost five years of writing, who wouldn't be? I sigh for about a half hour and then move on.
So far I've sent out a few queries and received a really nice rejection letter, a nice form rejection letter, a two-word No thanks, no reply, and some words of advice.
That's OK. But recently I sent in a sample query to a site that promises to give a good critique. I sent it once and it came back to me to I resent it but forgot to add one word in the Subject line. The person emailed me and told me to resend it since I forgot one word.
No, I didn't resend it.
Because I wondered what happened to God's grace.
I need to be praying for who my future agent will be. I want someone who recognizes I'm human and will try my best to be professional and to follow the directions. But I might make a mistake. Maybe once, maybe twice but I wouldn't want them to discount all my efforts because of it.
No, I'm not sure how I feel about this whole thing.
I'm concerned that some writer might be too afraid to pitch their work because someone might really knock them down.
So I'm praying--really praying that I'll know in my heart who the right agent will be for me. Hopefully, they will be filled with God's grace.
Are you praying for yours?