Agents: Still Searching

Agent HuntLet’s get this out-of-the-way.  I’m not delusional.  I never thought this would be easy, but seriously.

Recently, I stumbled across an agent’s blog.  As I read, I found myself linking to various posts, printing a few out to guide rewrites and just generally fan girling all over the place.  Fan-girl is a strange state for me.  Even if I meet someone whose books I adore, I do not fan girl.  It just isn’t me.  But maybe that explains it all.  I just wasn’t in my right mind.

Clearly, I had found the agent for me.  It couldn’t have been more obvious.

Fortunately, the voice of reason managed to get a word in edge-wise.  “Request some of her books.  Be sure.”

Pfft.  Sure, schmure.  We’re soul mates I tell you.

But the voice of reason one and I requested four of her books.  I read book one and thought . . . I don’t get it.  I read book two and thought . . . cute.  Cute is a huge warning sign for me.  I’m not a cute kind of person.  Unless you count calavera as cute.  And not Hello Kitty.  Real south of the border calavera.  If you think they’re cute, then I’m adorable.  But I soldiered on.  Last night I read book four.  The book Kirkus called hilarious.  I nearly cried.  No, I wasn’t laughing that hard.  It just wasn’t my somewhat off beat, gross, 12-year-old boy type of humor.

I’ve met this agent.  We laugh at many of the same things and get along well.  I suspect we’d make descent friends.  But we don’t like the same books.  She likes cute.  I like calavera, but at least I figured it out for myself.



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