Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner on the Agenting Process
I get people asking me all the time, “How do I go about getting an agent?” or “How does the agenting process work?” I usually tell them how I landed an agent and what the process was like for me, which may or may not be the norm. But it’s nice to hear how it works from the mouth of an agent. Sooo, Rachelle Gardner, literary agent with WordServe has posted on her blog about The Agent Process. If you’re at the point in your writing journey when you think you’re ready to shop for an agent, you want to read this post (and everything else Rachelle posts, they’re all golden).
Understand this, though, there’s no magic formula for finding an agent to represent you. No recipe for success, here. It will take hard work, determination, stick-to-it-ness, prayer, and faith. I say faith because you have to believe that God gave you the gift and passion for writing, and if He gave you the gift, He’s going to enable you to use it (which, understand, may mean getting an agent and may not). When the road gets rough and long, that belief is the only thing that will keep you going.