Manic Mom's Mental Myriads

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

True / False Answers

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At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're trying to get an agent, you may want to rethink how personal you get on your blog. It could scare them away, editors too...definitely too much information here. Whining about rejections in an immature manner doesn't help either. They might get the idea that you might be too much work.

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF anon.?

Agents don't need to know about her blog. And, neither do you.

Ahh, see S. C., THIS is why we go anon ourselves.

By the way, I did pretty good, huh?

Young Hippies Vegge During Television Fun Zones.

Anon (AKA E.)

At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


No one has to know about her blog, but agents and editors do look at the blogs of any authors they are considering, and is absolutely is a factor in forming an opinion of that author. You'd have to be very naive to think otherwise. Plus, they openly admit it. I've heard it at conferences, and read it in various articles. It's not just about the manuscript, they are evaluating the author as to whether or not they want to work with that person.

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

Anon 9:08--That was not whining!

*This is!***I wasn't whining. I started the post out by saying I expect rejections.***End whining here.

I just thought it was a very absurd, albeit honest, way to reject, and this VPNYA has emailed me back already regarding her original email about not wanting children.

Are you Agent 007 perhaps?

Anon 9:42--Not sure who AKA E. is, but thanks... Oh, maybe I do know now!

But I do agree with 9:08 that agents are going to check out everything they can find out about a potential author before signing on. That's fine; I'm aware of that--why do you think my archives have evaporated?

Anon 9:58--I try to be very real on my blog; this is who I am. And if an agent doesn't want to check me out because of what's on here, that would probably be a little more legitimate reasoning than by saying they don't want kids so they won't read my work. Far better to say, "Your blog sucks and I want nothing to do with you." At least then, my work is being evaluated and read, and then if they think it sucks, they've formed an opinion having read the stuff, rather than saying they are not interested just because.

OK, major digressing here. Hey, which one of you posted anon but is really Christa?


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