Be Relentless

Agents are busy people. So if you’re getting the run around — “I haven’t had time to read it yet” or “I just returned from maternity leave” — it’s time to move on.

That means ask everyone you know if they know an agent. Or if the people THEY know know an agent. Ask published authors for the name of their agent. Read the books that are similar to yours and see if they thank an agent in the acknowledgements. And when schmoozing and catching up with others at a party or even on the sidelines at your kid’s soccer game, tell people you’re on a mission to find a good literary agent.

You never know what you can achieve. Unless you’re relentless.

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About adinagenn

The author of three published books, a writer and a journalist, I'm still debating which format I like best...
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2 Responses to Be Relentless

  1. Liz Seegert says:

    Adina,
    I think this holds true not only for book writers but for any type of writer. If an editor or potential client gives you the runaround, it might also be time to move on. Valuable advice.

  2. Never, ever give up. Great advice.

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