NUEVO VALLARTA, Nayarit, Mexico - Here in deep coastal Mexico, I have been itching to get my unpublished novels off my computer and out to an agent who can market them for me.
Or tell me to get back to non-fiction writing and forget the whole fiction thing.
So I set about trying to find someone to represent my work this week.
I found several promising leads, then discovered that the agents only wanted to work with people who had, in fact, already published novels.
If that were true, why would I need an agent?
This will all get sorted out when I am back on the ground in U.S. and have access to the books, I suspect. Then I can send out sample chapters, plot summaries, book proposals.
All the things that keep a writer from actually writing, and turns writers into marketers.
And if I can't find an agent, well, there is always the self-publishing route and/or simply publishing on the Internet.
Patience, in this case, is hard to come by.
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