As I was mowing my lawn today I realized my ideal literary agent would be like a lawn mower.
Huh? You say. Just hang with me here…
First of all, I don’t want a riding mower (an agent who does all the work). I expect to sweat.
However, I DO want a self-propelled agent. One who’s passionate about my book and eager to go.
Next, I’d like an agent who’ll cut the excess out of my book. Yes, I think my manuscript is fairly well trimmed, but I’d be an idiot to think it can’t use improvement…er, manicuring.
Last of all, I need an agent who’ll help my lawn (novel) flourish and thrive.
Shouldn’t be too hard to find right? 😉
Now it’s query, query, query time!
Love this analogy!