Agency Lessons: A shift in perspective

So I've been holding back some exciting news. Partially, because I already had several weeks of "Agency Lesson" posts scheduled, but also because I needed time to let it all soak in on my end.

So what is this big, fun, exciting news?

I'm an agent!

 I am now officially an Apprentice Agent with Corvisiero Literary Agency and I couldn't be more excited.

If you asked me a year ago what I would be doing right now, I can tell you with all honesty that helping writers find happy homes for their books would not have been my answer. This is truly a case of "never even thought to dream that dream". These past several months have been so amazing, I feel a bit like I hit the literary jackpot without even buying a ticket.

So what exactly does this mean?

As an Apprentice Agent I am working closely with Senior Agent, Marisa Corvisiero. We are working together on a few projects with Marisa's clients so I can see first hand the whole process from signing, editing, pitching and (hopefully) contract. Once I've seen the magic, I'll start taking on clients of my own, but still work closely with Marisa as I get my feet wet.

From an author's perspective, it's really the best of both worlds. My client list will be teeny tiny so I have lots of time to dedicate to each client. Plus, I get all the benefit of a Sr. Agent's knowledge and experience. Win, win!

I share all this to let you guys know that I have really enjoyed these weekly posts and intend to continue them in my new position. I can't quantify how valuable having a front row seat to the inner workings of an agency has been in my own writing pursuits. It's my goal to bring as much of that insider look to you guys as I can. 

I hope you enjoy these posts and are learning lessons that can help you on your own quest to publication. While there will always be things that are confidential, if you have specific questions you'd like to see answered, please leave them in the comments section. I'll try my best to cover all of them in future posts.

Till then, thank you for sticking with me, and here's to continuing to grow as writers and member of the amazing writing community we are all a part of.