I got a nice treat after my final today. Agent Dan emailed around midnight his time (seriously, when does this man sleep?) to tell me that he was watching Glee and was reminded of Scout because Kurt, one of the Glee characters, was fighting with his dad on the show thus reminding him of Scout fighting with her dad all the time. So, he figured he’d email to say “hello.”
He admitted that this connection made little sense but I still liked it! Plus, he wanted to check to see how my revisions were going, to which I had to hang my head in shame.
Actually, it was a really nice chance to email him back and tell him what’s up. I got to tell him how law school tried to take me down this semester and that I really wanted to make sure I was putting the best product possible out there. I told him I was really loving the project and the characters and couldn’t wait to share the book with him again! He’s been really understanding about my schedule.
He was nice enough to write back another speedy response about how he wasn’t rushing and that he just wanted to say hi and tell me about the Glee thing.
This is yet another reminder of why I’m so thankful for my agent-author relationship. His continued, no-pressure support has been truly “just the ticket” for me. I was really motivated by his enthusiasm for my writing and for Scout’s story when I met him in New York this January. I know there are a lot of people that don’t get quite the right fit with their agents the first time around, so I feel extra lucky to have an agent that always responds within 24 hours despite the fact that I’m by no means a big name client. He’s professional and to the point, but also funny and personable.
Like I said, this is my first agent and there is absolutely no sure-fire way to tell how working with an agent will be until you actually work with that agent. But, I do attribute a good portion of my good luck to the fact that I really listened to the advice of those more experienced. I followed it to the letter. I treated it as a business decision. I got other people’s input and tried to erase any preconceived notions I may have had.
So obviously this post didn’t end up where I thought it was going, but my brain is a little fried from the 500+ hearsay hypotheticals I did pre-Evidence exam, so cut me some slack. I think we can all agree the clear take away from these ramblings is this: My agent is awesome. Glee is good. Apparently Scout could be in that show. The end.