Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Little Razzle Dazzle

So, after quite an editorial struggle, I got an essay published in a main-stream publication that's read by a lot of people. The piece was about being a writer in large part.  So, being fast on my feet, I sent a link to the agents who still have (zzzzzzzzzz) my novel from way back into the year 2009 and are professing to be reading it as quickly as possible.  Do you think when you do something like that you are being annoying and cheesy, or do you think it helps?  I am of two minds, but hope for the latter.  Any opinions on it?  Do you do things like that when an agent or editor is reading your work, or do you sit quietly like you're supposed to, patient as a nun?


Anonymous said...

I think it's fine. An agent will send stuff like that to a potential editor, so why not? And people of all kinds are definitely swayed by what other people think is good.

My fingers are crossed for you!!

Steve said...

Congrats, first.

On the agent front--I think their first and only thought is about the ability to sell what's in front of them. If you publish in a mass market mag, I think that gives you some cred and may help get a fence-sitting agent off the fence. Doubt if it's a game-changer, however. Then again, it only takes one person saying yes to be a game changer.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Would love to read it so how about linking to this essay? Yes I know, just kidding ;)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I always sat quietly, and we know how THAT worked out.