Last time, I mentioned I'm looking for an agent.
Why an agent? Easy - most publishers won't talk to you unless you've got one.
Why do I want to hook up with a big, conventional publisher? Good question. I'm not sure I do... but maybe an agent would help me find a cool, small, fast, creative publisher. I just won't know until I try (and I guess that's the rub, isn't it?).
But here's the tricky thing - I'm a hard writer to categorize. I've got three kids novels (and one more on the way), one design book, a self-help book and a collection of short religious fiction - plus whatever else I come up with. I'd like to find an agent who's interested in representing me & all my books - not just me as a kid's writer or a design writer or (God help me!) a religious writer (yuk!).
And I realize this eclectic collection might come across as sounding like I can't make up my mind... which is probably true, but then again, I've never been one for either/or situations. I much prefer both/and. And hey, if E.B. White can write Charlotte's Web and Elements of Style, why not me? Not that I'm in his league - just following a similar path.