An Agent is the writer's Evangelist. Without an Agent, most writers will likely never reach the City of Publication. A few seem to make their way without one, but the vast majority of us need an Evangelist to guide us to our destination, through the world of publishers and editors.
I'm waiting for my Evangelist.
I'm over half done with my current historical romance. I have another sitting in Rachelle Gardner's slush pile. It's been in her slush pile for a long, long while. My thin thread of hope lies in her few but powerful words: she said she really liked my query and sample pages and she asked to the see the Full MS.
After my most recent follow-up with her, she indicated she may be able to look at it in April. So what are my chances she'll have time to read it? And if she does read it, will she like it enough to work with me? Will she have the capability to take on another client?
Or will she decide I'm not far enough in the journey to qualify for her help? Will she tell me I'm too new, too inexperienced on this path, that I need to travel the road a little (or lot!) longer before I'm ready for an Evangelist?
What are your agent stories? Have you had to wait to hear back from one? Any advice to make the waiting easier?
P.S. One of my novels centers around John Bunyan. . .so, this blog is an extension of my infatuation with him!