Having now met three rather interesting literary agents, I think I am ready to expand my ring of harassment to include potential agents rather than my previous strategy of sending query letters directly to potential publishing houses.
I admit that I had been swayed by the terrible reports from friends and acquaintances about the members of that group and their dastardly intentions, and that I had never actually met an agent myself.
The three I have met don’t seem to be evil, and since that is 100% of my current experience with the field, I am willing to give them a chance.
And let’s be honest, I’ve now sent query letters to TEN Canadian Publishers and only one has written back and that was 145 days ago (yes, I am counting, and you should all count with me if you are truly my friends!!).
Consider the circle widened! Open for business! Read my book! Or like Lisa says in The Simpsons when the teachers go on strike: “Grade me…look at me…evaluate and rank me! Oh, I’m good, good, good and oh so smart! Grade me!”
NB: If you are looking for a cool online way to count the days between two dates, I recommend timeanddate.com