Today on her blog, my lovely client Shannon Morgan detailed twelve ways an agent can sign a potential client based on our own experience just about one year ago. I thought I’d return the favor and catalog the twelve steps a writer may experience when signing with an agent. (Author’s Note: If you look hard enough, you may actually find some decent advice in here. But no promises.)
1. Write an awesome story, revise, share it, sit on it, revise again, research agents, send it out, and commence fingernail biting.
2. At first, check email constantly, even though you’ve researched response times and know, in your heart of hearts, that you’re in for a wait. Finished with fingernails, move on to toes. … [more]