Monday, May 18, 2009

Update from Scott

I will be huddling down with submissions this week. I'll get back to blogging next week after the holiday weekend.

Your homework.



1 comment:

  1. Ouch. I hear pain all around here. I am a little surprised that the quoted agent feels as if he is only one of the cards in the deck. But of course, the writer is the ultimate card, having spent months on a ms., while the agent is only investing 8-10 minutes listening to the project, minutes for which the writer has paid a heck of a lot of money. It doesn't matter that it does not go to the agent. The writer still has to pay for the conference. which good as it may be, tends to repeat a lot of information which is everywhere on line. (How to query, pitch, write a synopsis, yadda yadda.) Not to say it is not a great time to attend one.
    As my brother says about marriage, "everybody makes the best deal they can," as in youth for money, high earning capacity in exchange for not-very-pretty, and so on. Way of the world.
    So of course, any agent is a card in the deck. Nothing personal at all. There are real advantages in both a large and small agency, well-known and on the way up. It's both funny and sad to hear about an agent who feels overlooked. I guess like the writers, he is going to have to present a "pretty amazing" impression in order to beat out the A-list agencies. I'm sure he will be better for it, as will we all!