Let us contemplate what it will be like when you get to the end of your agent-query journey.
You’ve asked your questions during “the call” from each of the fourteen agents vying desperately for the opportunity to represent you. Drawn up spread sheets, pro and con lists and mind maps considering each agent’s answers to your concerns, their track records, years in the business and previous employment. Also, shoe sizes. Through unbearable angst and sheer determination, you eventually narrow the field down to your three favorites, each with a slight edge in a different category.
WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
Besides Mom, of course.
Funny things happen when a manuscript goes out on submission. What seemed like a sure thing can evaporate like a snowman in a sauna. Is your agent going to evaporate, too? Will he/she quit after one round of submissions? Lose interest in your next manuscript? Lose your email address?
Not if she’s your biggest fan. She will keep searching for the right publisher, encourage you in your next opus, tell you not worry–your talent will be recognized.