Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It's that time--Finding an Agent
So you’ve finished your book. Your critique partners have given it their stamp of approval. You’ve paid for a professional editor to clean it up. Your Beta readers have given you their suggestions. You’ve read it out loud twice. You’ve begged your husband to read it to you. (He declines.) You create your synopsis and work out a great query with a hook.
You are ready.
It’s time to select your agents.
You’ve read all their blogs, you’ve asked other agented writers for suggestions, you’ve searched all the Find an Agent Web sites.
The list isn’t that long.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t find all that many for the genre I want to submit. I also can’t find that many who seem like someone I would work well with.
Are you just too choosy, Terri?
I don’t think so. But from what I know, an agent and writer need to click or either might come to regret the union.
I don’t want to find myself in that situation just to have a book published.
So what’s a girl to do?
Here’s my solution: make sure my book is good and ready when I submit. I get one shot at it per person. That’s it.
That’s where I am now.
What’s your solution to finding a good agent? Or do you really care?