To agent or not to agent?
That is the question.
I read an interesting interview with Scott Eagan by Jan Conwell (a fellow Triskelion author). Scott is the founder of the Greyhaus Literacy Agency and he's the agent who gave me my PRO badge, which was a blessing and a curse because a) I got a request for my manuscript off a query letter, but b) ultimately, I got a rejection.
Well that's OK, I can live with rejection, if you want to be a writer get used to humility and a few jabs to your pride/ego/heart--it is part of the territory. So thank you Scott for my now redundant PRO badge (he seems like a very nice man BTW).
So I sold Venus' Slipper to Triskelion on my own (for millions, in case you haven't heard ;-)) and it became Her Sanctuary, my first ever novel. But now I have this second story, and I know I want to write a third, a fourth, a fifth--in fact the fifth could be a murder mystery series, but from a romantic angle (Inspector Morse meets The Thomas Crown affair), so ultimately I see myself needing an agent.
Which is a bugger because a good one is hard to find.
And I'm also a slow writer (that would be having kids underfoot LOL), but once they're in school I will speed up. So what I'm asking is...shall I go for it again? Or just carry on with my submission plans to editors as is?
I think I already know the answer but what would YOU do?