Hi Miss Snark.
I have an agent who I think took me on simply because my books do well (she signed me on after my first sale and I've sold about 1.5 million books since, mainly in Europe). I've noticed that she doesn't seem very excited about my work, maybe because she loves the award winners and mine are mass market. Last year she made only 2 submissions for me. Only one was in the US, and that was a specific submission I asked her to make. She knows I'm not happy, but almost seems to brush me off - very nicely, of course. I don't understand her blase attitude when my books have a growing fan base and a lot of untapped potential.
Am I wrong in feeling dissatisfied?
Signed: Anonymous, to protect my agent, who I actually do like.
You like her? What do you say about people you don't like?
You get to be on the wrong end of the clue gun for several reasons today (but don't worry, I like you, I really like you).
First, you're unhappy. Whether that is right or wrong isn't the question. You ARE unhappy.
Second, you're not talking about this with the ONE person who is in a position to address the issue: your agent.
Third: Unless your agent tracked you down on the streets of Laredo and signed you to a contract at the wrong end of a six shooter, YOU queried her and she signed you up. Try not to think of yourself as put upon by the Fates here.
You can either discuss this with her, or not.
You can either leave the agency, or not.
You can either feel sorry for yourself or take action.
Wallowing around in "my agent doesn't like me" while cashing the royalty checks is the behavior of a clueless and self absorbed whiner. Since I'm certain that's not you I'll be expecting to hear you've taken action.