I've been reading blogs, and selling blog authors, for at least the last three years. Every year I promise I'll start one and then never get around to it.
But this year I mean it. So here I am.
Why did I start this blog? Certainly I have more than enough to read, and hundreds of emails to answer to every day.
But I've kept a journal since I was 17, and daily writing is something I'm used to (I'm a former newspaper writer and editor too).
Most of the blogs by literary agents are by those starting out in the business, and I'm so glad to read them. But not all agents are the same, and I'm afraid that the public face of agents on the internet is skewered to the new (my associate, Jenny Rappaport, litsoup.blogspot.com, has a blog) and I think it's important for writers (and editors and even other agents) to get a feel for what an agent in mid-career might be looking for and thinking. So here I am.
Here is what you can expect from me:.
I will try to write every work-day, most likely in the morning, and will let you know when I'm heading out of town, and not posting.
I will not write over the weekend.
I will not write about the details of my clients' deals, but I will share their experiences in general.
I will be commenting on things that happen in the publishing industry and/or New York City.
I am not taking queries on this blog. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can ask me questions about the business, my experiences, and my opinions.