The one that got away

When I was a very new agent (I know I haven’t been an agent for a year yet but roll with me here) I had this book come in through my queries. I read it and I knew immediately that I must absolutely have this book.

I identified with the character. I knew so much that this book would sell and be a help to kids that were in similar situations if the book could reach them. The writing was great and it needed very little revision.

But back then I wasn’t very good at the whole phone call thing. I have a tinge of social anxiety and I sucked bad at phone calls. I credit my not awesome phone skills for the two books I lost. While both books hurt, this one hurt to my very soul. I loved this book so much.

This morning I woke and checked my email while my coffee was brewing. The author had lost their agent when the agent left their agency with no prospect of another position yet. She asked if I remembered her, and told me she has sent the book out again and again it has garnered so many requests and offers of representation.

I won’t let her get away again. I want this to be my book. I’ll fight for it. I simply told her when she asked if I remembered her that yes I did, I remember her every week and her book is the one that got away, and I would very much like to represent her book and be a helpmeet in her career.

Now I have this feeling again. Like a girl waiting for her date to prom but he’s an hour late. I really don’t want to get stood up again, but I can’t help but take the chance. I don’t want to miss the prom with this book.

7 Responses so far

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    Oh, I hope so much that this book turns out to be your dream date. Good luck! <3 V

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    It’s so interesting to hear that things can be just as anxiety-ridden on the other side of the fence.

    I hope that this one isn’t the one that got away and that you get the chance to represent this author for this book you connect with and relate to.

    I’m crossing my fingers big time for you. :)

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    Second chance at love! May you both have many happy years together. ;)

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    It’s great to hear things from an agent’s point of view :)

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    I’m so hoping this works out for you both!

    If only I could tell her how amazing you are, not only as a savvy social media genius & book lover, but also as an incredible, smart & compassionate agent. I’ve got my fingers crossed as well, for you both!

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    I hope this turns out splendid for you Miss Pam. It sounds like you have your heart set on this book. Hopefully she knows what an amazing agent you are.

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    I hope you guys have a great first date!!

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