What is the Role of an Agent?
http://chipmacgregor.typepad.com/main/2010/08/what-is-the-role-of-an-agent.htmlI found this article thanks to Rachell Gardner a literary agent with WordServe Literary. She posted it on Twitter and I found it to be extremely informative and helpful. For those of us who have yet to get that call from an agent saying, "Love your writing, I'd like to represent you..." the points brought up here are incredibly important. You must have a good idea of what the agent's role is in your business relationship. Furthermore, Mr. MacGregor also gives great advice about what an agent SHOULD NOT be doing.
I strongly advise you all go and click on this link and learn from it. I know I did.
Now, I have to get back to rewriting my novel, which I have successfully brought down below the 100,000 word mark. I've removed a lot more than I expected, but was able to add new scenes and situations that raise the tension and mystery levels to new highs.
Later everyone, and keep writing.