From the agent's side of things, what are your expectations for writers?What do you want from your clients as far as attitude, actions, questions, responses, etc?
Ohhhhh, this is a good one. I want a weekly box of chocolates and a posh gym membership to counteract the sugar. I want flowers on my birthday and a steady stream of "Man, you are the greatest agent in the world! And mighty fine, too." emails at random intervals. And a surprise pail of vodka wouldn't hurt every now and then.
But from the writing side of it, I want perfect manuscripts that don't need any editing. Writers with bountiful platforms and Oprah beating down my door (ummm, well, maybe.) Certainly no nagging, mandatory hand-holding, or questioning of self-worth. (Why won't anyone buy my book? Don't they like me? Did I use the wrong font? Aren't I a good writer?) A gentle, pleasant disposition and proper table manners are a plus.
Of course, I'll settle for good ideas, good follow-through, logic, reason, trust, and a normalized sense of self and ego. And a Christmas Card.
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
Posted by You Don't Know Me at 2/17/2006 09:47:00 AM