Dear Ms. Snark,Ask your agent.
(I've always found that Ms. is so much more sophisticated than Miss; when I think Miss, I think ballet slippers and chugging beer, not stilettos and sloshing pails of gin). (Miss Snark drinks gin in her tutu, not ballet slippers)
Anyway, here's my question. I'm going to a conference but I already have an agent (yay for me!). I have several projects in the works.
Do I still request editor appointments? I definitely do not want to:
A. Step on toes
B. Make a fool of myself
C. Make my agent hate me because it looks like I don't trust her to do her job.
Thanks in advance,
I'd hate to say it won't matter if your agent is one to whom it will.
Why are you going to a writers conference if you have an agent? I may just be out to lunch on this, and I hope some of you can enlighten me, but I thought the point of a conference was to snag an agent or editor's attention?
I'm not much on clients approaching editors directly mostly cause they don't know how to do it. Most authors focus on how good their book is, when from an editorial standpoint that's a given. When I pitch something I talk about what this book can do for them: it will back list well; it will fit with a current title; it will get them some serious award consideration; it will appeal to a hot new market (think Latina fiction here). Yes of course it's good, is the unstated assumption, I wouldn't be talking to you about it if it wasn't.