I've spent a few years on this 300 + page novel, and now its success (or dismal failure) depends on one itty bitty page. If I write any more than a page, it'll likely get used for scrap paper.
The process of researching agents is actually fun. I visit their webpages and see which authors they represent. Many of these agents are based in NYC. I heart the Big Apple. Too bad you can't do unsolicited agency visits, because that would have been a sweet justification for a big city adventure.
I've been reading all sorts of books on how to get published, how to find an agent, and so on. One stat said that in a survey of published authors, the average time from writing a first book to getting something published was eleven years.
That's encouraging, eh?
I need some chocolate.
R and I stopped by Susie's Shortbreads the other night for some treats. We bought four little things but someone ate the cookies and cream truffle before I could get a photo of it....
From left to right: Death by Chocolate truffle, Haystack, Toblerone cheesecake baby.
Everything was amazing. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the haystack which contained an intoxicating medley of chocolate, pretzels, and nuts.
Check out their website at:
I'd like lots of demands for more reviews from this place so I'll be obligated to go there more often.
Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about Michelle William's Oscar dress and said I wanted some more orange in my wardrobe? Looky what I found on the Town Shoes website.
|Steve Madden wedges|
Oh and can anyone think of a more awkward situation than Ben and Courtney on "After the Final Rose"?
|Ben: "I'm so distraught over your attitude that I haven't washed my hair in 2 weeks."|