It has been two weeks of research, research, into agents I’d previously had in mind to update information about them, to make sure I have their addresses, emails, names etc. right. This is a very important step as I don’t want to end up with an agent I’m not compatible with, who doesn’t handle my genre, or someone whose left the business altogether.
I’ve weeded out some because of the genre I’m writing in: YA Supernatural Horror. Others because of warnings under Absolute Water Cooler, or predators and editors. It pays to do your homework. You don’t want to end up regretting your decision. Remember, though, there are some fabulous agents out there who want to do their best to work with you and find your book its home.
I think there’s probably a lot of pressure on both the writer’s and agent’s side when it comes to the deal, but in the end, with God’s grace, it’ll work out.