Today is the first day of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge April 2012, and I’ve decided to put together a wish list. Most of the items on my list will be for the writer me, but I suspect I’ll include a couple of things for the other me (the retiree who occasionally has other things on her To Do List besides writing suspense novels).
As you can see from the title, I’m looking for an agent. I made a one pitch stab at it last fall but then decided to make quite a few changes to one of my manuscripts and send the other one to an editor for critique.
Now I’m ready to give manuscript #1 (Dead Wrong) a trial run while I make a few more changes to manuscript #2 (Wishing Caswell Dead) and finish the first draft of manuscript #3 (the NaNoWriMo novel with no name).
With all the publishing options available to me, why do I want an agent?
1. I would appreciate the advice and guidance of an expert in placing my manuscript and evaluating a contract.
2. The only way to approach some of the bigger publishers is through an agent.
3. Having an agent will make me feel good.
So there you have it. I wish I had an agent. I’m working on it.