Miss Snark has been out with her pals at holiday revels. Gin pails and poodles have been flying and no pedicab cyclist is safe from the piercing whistle of girls in heels who like to watch well muscled men cycle up Sixth Ave.
Miss Snark has attended several festive events associated with her chosen field . No, not bootlegging, get your mind out of the criminal gutter here. Miss Snark attended publishing parties.
Now, dear Snarklings, should an opportunity arise to socialize with an agent, I suggest you take it. There's nothing that warms up a cold query letter more than "remember the great conversation we had trying on shoes at Barneys after the cocktail party".
However. And you knew there was a however.
However, what you don't want to do, ever are any of these:
interrupt a conversation between two agents and begin pitching your book, or the book of your significant other.
have a conversation and then ask if the agent will take your pages then and there
talk about your book at all.
Now, before you all begin telling me you'd never do this, let me say this. Of course you wouldn't. As devoted blog readers you know this is the fastest way to Nitwitville.
Of course all of those DID happen to Miss Snark and her boon companions within the last seven days.