Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Agent Hunter and several glimpses of sunshine


The church at Sancreed - to prove that we have had a bit of Cornish sunshine....

I don’t have an agent for my walks books, but I’m still on the lookout for a publisher and/or agent for my novel, FOUR LEFT FEET (which is being read by an independent publisher at the moment).
As most writers know, getting an agent is an incredibly difficult process, because it’s not just about our writing ability, the book’s marketability and a whole host of other things, but it’s about chemistry. An agent needs to fall in love with your novel and believe in it. And as we all know, falling in love is not something that can happen to order.

So when I was sent an email about Agent Hunter, I read it with interest. Have a look, and this is what my fellow writing friend Emma had to say:-

“I really like the look of this site, Sue. Great to have info about specific agents, much more detailed than the WAYB and much easier to keep up to date I imagine. Knowing which writers specific agents rather than agencies represent is great to know as well, and specifically what kind of work they like. Agents and agencies are changing so much all the time it must be an advantage to have a resource of this kind. Twelve pounds seems pretty reasonable for access to such detailed up to date information and I'd definitely think about signing up. I guess it would be good to know more about how it works in practice (if it is up to date or whether it just seems it) but as it's new it will take a while for people to start getting results.”
So all you writers out there – take a look!

Meanwhile, I’m editing another walk that we did on Friday at Sancreed. Fabulous sunshine although it was very windy. And on Saturday we had our first trip out in the boat, which was wonderful. Tomorrow I’m off to have a lesson in clay pigeon shooting for Cornwall Today, then we’re going to pick mussels at Godrevy. Shame the forecast is so dire….

16 comments:

ADDY said...

That website looks so much easier than having to write around individually to a chosen few. Isn't it great to see some sun at last? With good weather promised for the weekend, my spirits are lifting.

Flowerpot said...

Addy - I hope we do get some more good weather this weekend - want to get out on the water again!

Jane Lovering said...

The church looks fantastic in the sunshine - hope you get more, very soon!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Jane - I hope we all do!

Melissa Marsh said...

I just recently finished reading a book set in Cornwall and now I want to visit. It looks so gorgeous.

The agent hunt is truly a job in itself. I'll be hitting the rounds again before too long. Wishing you luck!

Akelamalu said...

Lovely picture. We had sunshine here today, I even managed to do some gardening. Hope you find an agent, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. x

Flowerpot said...

Ak - hope you enjoy the gardening. Think weather's supposed tob e better next week? xx

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - it is a lovely place and I'm very fortunate to live here. Good luck with agent hunt too!

Sally said...

Your work certainly affords you some entertaining opportunities!
We have sun again this morning -let's hope it lasts. have a good day! :)

Flowerpot said...

Sally - we were lucky with the weather yesterday, even if we didn't get any mussels. Next time! You ahve a good day too x

flowerlady said...

Good luck with the agent hunting,you are so lucky to be able to go off on the boat and looking for mussels

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Flowerlady. The boat isn't mine, however, so when he's not here I am boatless! But I am very lucky.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

That's such a beautiful picture, so peaceful, warm and reminds me of summer. It's pouring here today.

Flowerpot said...

Debs - it's not good here either!

Chris Stovell said...

It's a filthy day here so it's good to see some sunshine in a photo. The site looks interesting, although at the moment I don't have an agent but deal directly with my publisher.

Good luck with your indie! Fingers crossed!

Flowerpot said...

Chris - we all need a lot more sunshine don't we?