I did it! I found the agent information I was looking for...now I just need to get the letter drafted and off to him. Patience will be much needed as their lead time for a response is anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. I'm hoping that because he has an author that is in the same genre that he might be piqued...especially since she's one I read anytime a new book comes out.
MaryJanice Davidson doesn't use an agent, she represents herself, but she's also well published. So I decided to follow Victoria Laurie's route and get an agent. And it will be her "fault" if I end up with the same agent; as it was in one of her books that had lots of links to my life that she mentioned her agent by name in the forward. I took it as a sign.
I have to, don't I? After all, my main character has similar abilities to one of her main characters...not the one in the book I was reading, but still it's the thought.
I was perusing another blog today that led to a link that points out the odds of being able to be a successully published author (meaning you earn enough on your books to just be a writer and nothing else) are somewhere between 1 in 200 to 1 in 500. Here's to hoping my luck holds out! I was accepted to the only university that I applied to (much to my mother's anguish...that I only applied to 1 university, not that I was accepted).
Wish me luck! Mostly to getting the agent letter done...then luck that he'll pick me up...and then luck we'll find a publisher to find it.
And once I get those agent letters shipped off, I'll try to introduce you to the ladies, as well as the new Miracle Max and Fairy series children's book ideas I have.