STATUS: Too early in the morning to say but I’ve got a contract to tackle and I’m determined to finish this today. I’m also having lunch with estimable Bella Stander and if you haven’t checked out her website and blog, do.
What song is playing on the ipod right now? TWO STEP—Dave Matthews Band
I am in a ranting state of mind this morning. Invigorating.
Folks, agents blog anonymously for a reason. It’s so they can be blunt and honest. Completely so.
I don’t blog anonymously for a couple of reasons: 1) It’s fun to be recognized if folks like my blog, 2) I like to educate writers and if I’m in teaching mode, then it’s good that writers know who I am, and 3) The marketing aspect, duh. I’m sure most of you have already caught on to this racket of mine. My blog is a great marketing tool—for me, for my agency, for my authors.
Some altruism sure because I like helping writers but if I sell just one of my author’s books because of my blog… great.
Hope that wasn’t a surprise to any of you this morning.
But because I’m not anonymous, I do have to censor myself. I’m forthright but I can’t always be as forthcoming as Agent 007 or Miss Snark (and let me tell you, I read their blogs; they are indeed forthright and deliciously so).
So lately I’ve been receiving emails from various friends in the industry giving me the latest theory of who is Miss Snark. Here we go again. It’s human nature to want to reveal what is secret I guess. Think Deep Throat and Watergate.
I, myself, have actually been accused of being her. (Kristin laughs delightedly.)
Let me put that rumor to rest. Folks, I’m from Missouri. I’m too nice too to have that razor-sharp sardonic wit—although I often envy it and wish to channel her.
Besides, I don’t care to know who she is. I know she’s an agent. She’s too spot-on with her answers not to be.
Now I can tell you this is true. Her blog often states bluntly what many agents, including me, often think but keep to ourselves.
And for that, we are grateful to her and I for one would like her to continue.