Monday, May 4, 2009

Update: Disregard Anything You Read

Turns out I had no idea what I was talking about when I reflected upon being an agent for a day:  I didn't get any of the three.  Not a one!  I really thought I had some good ones, but ohh well.

To me, this means one of two things: 

Either, 1. I am really terrible at being agent, and can effectively eliminate that as a career choice, OR
2. This completely reinforces the idea that you need to query widely.  Based on the widespread number of queries that had quite a few requests, it seems that it really all does depend on the taste agent, and even more so on your actual manuscript.

How did everyone else who participated fare?

3 comments:

Casey said...

Well hello, Mr. MIA!

I already said this in your other post, but I'll put it here, too. I got two of the three and they were in the first three I chose.

Pretty cool. But, I requested nearly all YA and seeing as two of the three were YA, I suppose that helped. If the published ones had all been genres I don't read, I probably wouldn't have gotten any. I had a hard time not letting genre preference influence my decisions.

PurpleClover said...

Long time no see! How was Disney by the way??

Don't worry. I didn't get one of those. :)

Tyler said...

Good job, Casey! Maybe you should look into applying to Andrea Brown lit. right down there by where you live. ;)

And PC, Disney was awesome, thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only one who missed them all, haha.