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Hoop-Jumping for an Agent?

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

Recently an author friend referred me to his agent.  Whoo hoo!  The guy actually responded to my query within hours and replied quickly to my follow-up emails.  Quandary is this:  He wants me to…Continue

 

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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Meet Other She Writers: Join the SWP Spring Tour'
"I just came back from the COOLEST event:  The SheWrites book tour in Los Angeles at Book Soup.  I learned 2 things:1.  It pays to post here!  Not only did Kamy know who I am (that made me feel so special!), but so did Laura…"
May 17
Shelah L. Maul left a comment for Kelly Hayes-Raitt
"Hi Kelly!  I just checked out your website and am really intrigued by your book! I'm so interested in learning about cultures through first hand accounts. Congrats and best wishes! :)"
May 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'How to Properly Tag an Article'
"So it's almost like a filing system where the tag is the name of the file folder?  (Boy does that question date me!)  Very helpful post.  Would love to read more! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my…"
May 13
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Remembering the Small Stuff--a Challenge of Writing Memoir'
"<<! In fact that teacher's quote is something I use to explain different kinds of writing. If I were writing a news story about an accident, the color of the car would be very important. In memoir, maybe not so much.>> Brilliant!"
Apr 30
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Remembering the Small Stuff--a Challenge of Writing Memoir'
"Great post!  As a journalist, I totally agree with your South African friend:  If one obvious detail is wrong, what other information might the storyteller be playing fast and loose with?  The way I'd handle the color of the…"
Apr 30
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'The Most Personal Thing I've Ever Published'
"Great post, Kamy....I wrote an essay about being raped while traveling ("The Trip that Changed My Life," which starts out:  "I came home pregnant.").  I never intended to do anything with it, but, at the request of Rita…"
Apr 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Think Like an Agent] Fearless Negotiation: An Agent's Most Important Role for an Author'
"This is one of the smartest, most useful articles I've read on SheWrites.  Thank you!  ...Definitely justifies my desire to fork over 15% to a talented agent.  Looking forward to reading more in this series! Kelly…"
Apr 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] A Chinese Artist Steps Out'
"What a great story!  Thanks for sharing.  Looking forward to your memoir! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift -- an mp3 of me reading my book's first…"
Mar 24
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Hoop-Jumping for an Agent?

Recently an author friend referred me to his agent.  Whoo hoo!  The guy actually responded to my query within hours and replied quickly to my follow-up emails.  Quandary is this:  He wants me to totally rewrite my 32-page book proposal before he'll consider representing me.I would absolutely shred my proposal and start from scratch if I thought this guy was sincere.  But, it feels like he's doing the least he can to keep his best-selling client happy.  It feels like he's giving me a "red…See More
Mar 24
Kelly Hayes-Raitt replied to the discussion 'How to Promote Yourself'
"Starla, go where your readers go and do the things you like to do best....Also, promote other people's work on FaceBook, etc.  They'll often return the favor! Good luck!  And congrats on getting your book done! Kelly…"
Mar 24
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Tips On How To Ask People For S*** So They Will Say YES. (And A Giveaway! Say Yes!)'
"Laura, good for you for putting yourself "out there" by applying for grants and residencies.  In my first 3 years of writing my book (and, yes, I'm still writing...{sigh}), I applied for several residencies and was awarded 5!…"
Mar 13
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] Is the Loss of Control Worth It when You Publish with a Big Five?'
"Tracy, congrats on blurb!  You are on a roll!  So exciting!"
Mar 13
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Tips On How To Ask People For S*** So They Will Say YES. (And A Giveaway! Say Yes!)'
"Thanks, Kamy!  LOVE your welcome video...Very smart idea.  I might steal it! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift -- an mp3 of me reading my book's first…"
Mar 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] Is the Loss of Control Worth It when You Publish with a Big Five?'
"Great post, Tracy!  Can't wait to read your book. Just about every author I know has said the biggest disagreements they had with their publishers were over book cover design and title.  I figure those are marketing decisions and…"
Mar 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Tips On How To Ask People For S*** So They Will Say YES. (And A Giveaway! Say Yes!)'
"Yes, Kamy, I'd love to receive your author newsletter!  You offer valuable and informative advice and I'd love to be a bigger part of that.  Will you sign up for mine?  My book isn't done yet (looking for an agent), but…"
Mar 11
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Lie vs. Lay'
"I'm reminded what my high school algebra teacher said to me when he overheard I did my homework while laying out in the sun:  "Kelly, only bad girls lay in the sun!" Never forgot the lesson! Kelly…"
Mar 11

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Who I am:
www.PeacePATHFoundation.org
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Female Nomad & Friends" ~ Random House
My writing is:
Nonfiction

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At 8:54am on May 14, 2015, Shelah L. Maul said…

Hi Kelly!  I just checked out your website and am really intrigued by your book! I'm so interested in learning about cultures through first hand accounts. Congrats and best wishes! :)

At 11:46am on August 3, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Adding my voice to the welcome (from a fellow RH author). If you’re looking for a place to jump in, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group.

Hope you enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group and Publishing Industry News
Author of the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters
At 6:33pm on August 1, 2010, Kamy Wicoff said…
Hi Kelly! Welcome to She Writes. I hope you find it a supportive, productive place to be. Really glad you are here. "Female Nomad & Friends" is an amazing title, I will check it out.

Warm best,
Kamy Wicoff
Founder, She Writes
 
 
 

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