Snapshots from Green Victoria (tedwords) wrote,
Snapshots from Green Victoria

Another break.

One more evidence of the season of change that 2012 represents: I'm parting ways with my agent.

At first, I was kind of freaked out about it, but as I've come to think more about it, and have spoken with a few people, I realize that it's the right thing to do. The truth is, for the past two years, she's been practically non-existant, and certainly hasn't made my needs as an client a top priority. As Corb said, giving all the changes in the publishing world these past few years, she's probably a bit overwhelmed and just doesn't have the time to focus on little old me.

I've considered looking around for another agent, but the idea of self-publishing is actually more interesting to me at this point. When I was speaking with an agent that a friend of mine knows earlier in the year, to consider moving my representation with another agency, I found that I liked her less than the agent I had. The thing is, I LIKE my agent on a personal level...that is, when I was able to connect with her. Her suggestions were always logical and helped improve the book. I didn't feel the same way about the other agent's review of my manuscript (although she was quite nice by email.)

The thing is, I'm sick of waiting. It's hard to have some really decently put together manuscripts out there, but nobody can read them because they are residing within somebody's computer, not as a paperback or an eBook. I want to get my stuff out there, for better or worse. I want people to able to read the whole story, not just snippets.

So, new change: shoot for finally letting the world see some of what I've been writing all these years. Maybe that will be a good thing, maybe I will be assailed as the worst writer in the world, maybe there will just be this great big silence, but whatever the end result is, they will be out there. I'm excited about that.    
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