Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Still working on finding an Agent

We have been submitting to several agents and we are still getting rejections. No one has said, "Don't quit your day job." Everyone has been very nice. We have stories that are definately fiction. There are very few science fiction agents that I have so far, been able to find. Did I think this would be a fast process? no. Did I think this would be an easy process? No, I did not. Right now its just feeling like I have hit a brick wall. I don't seem to be moving forward in learning anything new or anything helpful to get published. I have done what I can. Granted I don't live in a big city like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. I live in Iowa. But I keep thinking there has to be someone in Iowa who can possibly help with this. I just haven't found the person yet. I keep looking though. I talk to everyone about the book hoping that I will run into someone else who also knows someone or is working on getting published themselves. The road is tough, I will say that. There isn't a lot of feed back regarding your story or your quieries. Just keep trying. So I keep trying and keep searching the internet and looking for possible agent's who might want to represent us. Right now I do all the contacts due to my son being in school. He is still in highschool and as of yet hasn't turned 18. I just don't want him taken advantage of. So I figure instead of having two people working on something we know NOTHING about why not just have one of us for now. I show him what I have done and what I have found so I keep him in the loop. Someday if he wants to take over for this part I will gladly turn it over to him. But right now he seems happy to just create the stories and I work on the business end of it. Together we work on his stories and get them into story form. You know, when this all started he was worried about finishing the story and I was worried about getting an agent to represent us. Well, I told him we have nothing to fear, we will finish the story. I had no worries about that. He said we will find an Agent, he had no worries about it!So together we have been working on both ends of it. Well, I am off to start my day. Have a good day all.