Ok, I'm probably not close enough to call him "my main man", which also sounds a little moronic, but I did write to him about agent expectations. After all, the man wrote the book on agents...ok, the man wrote the Guide to Literary Agents...so he should know right?
Chuck's a great guy, and I'm gonna plug his blog again here, just cause he responded to me.
Anyway, he said that I shouldn't worry about it. His book, "How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will)", was just published. It looks hysterical and I can't wait to read it.
But the revisions from his agents took EIGHT MONTHS to get back to him. Wow. Now granted, Chuck's probably repped by some high-profile, ICM or Agent-to-the-stars kinda company, and his agent was probably busy typing notes on Dean Koontz's latest manuscript, but still...EIGHT MONTHS?!?
Well, Chuck did acknowledge that he probably should've been a little more pressing around month three or four. Eight months seems too long.
So my next question to him is: what about communication? Is it too much to ask that the agent just acknowledge your existence? A simple five word email: I'll get back to you. Something!
So we'll see what he says next. Stay tuned...
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