It was fun to call Wes today and say, “I have a book agent!” I made a handshake agreement with a lovely man who, like me, works in publishing and loves to run. He was the agent for a friend’s book, and I owe this friend big time for talking me up to the agent. Now I have someone (besides Burt McDirk) who can do the pestering for me. It can only help with placement of the book; if the publisher holding the proposal doesn’t take it, there’s already a lead on a next place. (I am being intentionally cagey, half out of superstition, half out of some kind of know-when-to-hold-’em impulse.)
Lots percolating. Got to start drafting a sample chapter.