Thursday 8 December 2011
Book 1 - Researching Agents
I finished the second draft of my book last week and am having a break from it until the New Year. In the meantime, as well as watching cheesy made-for-tv Christmas films, stuffing myself with mince pies and emptying the sky plus box in preparation for all the things I want to tape over Christmas, I have been researching agents.
I am finding the process both inspiring and terrifying. Inspiring because I dream of the day I am taken on by an agent but also I'm terrified at the prospect of my sample chapters and synopsis sitting in the slush pile among all the other hopefuls. What are the chances of mine being liked?
I'll try not to answer that question otherwise I'll never start submitting and then the chances will be significantly lower (i.e zero). At least if it's out there, I am giving myself the chance, however remote.