Whew, I know I've been gone a while! In the last year I've juggled two kids, an international move, and starting up a business. That third one is what really took it out of me, because the good news is, my book formatting business has been successful. It's been so successful that I've been racing to keep up. But, I invested a ton of time and made it my first priority for long enough that now I feel like I can come up for air and return to my usual, sporadic blogging. And I'll tinker with this site some more to clean it up and all that good stuff. I know it needs work!
During this time I've been a regular blogger on Dawning of a Brighter Day, the blog for The Association of Mormon Letters. My posts are on the business of writing, and it's been very rewarding. There are some great regular readers there who always post replies and offer some great interaction. This month's post is on how to find the right agent for you. I didn't bother to rehash the usual advice about writing queries and such. Instead I posted from the point of view of someone who's watched people in the business for a long time and noted what has and hasn't worked.
A lot of people shoot themselves in the foot by having the wrong attitude, and there are a few ways to go wrong there. I lay out my observations in this post: When Looking for the Right Agent, Be Rational. So head on over and see what you think about what I have to say, and please do comment!