UPDATE: Here's a link to a communication method used by literary agent Janet Reid - could be useful for question # 3 in the Q & A.
Now, every writer out there will know what call I'm talking about when I say THE CALL. It's the one many authors dream of. The one where an agent is considering YOU as a client!!!! And yes, it WILL be hard to keep calm so by all means, indulge in some furious dancing (maybe just not during the call).
THE CALL: Q & A
(If an agent calls you)
The table in the link below includes questions, which according to wonderful organizations and agents’ blogs, you should consider. This said, please select appropriate questions to your specific situation.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST. You don’t want to ask questions to a potential agent that they’ve already answered on their agency website. Be professional and don’t waste their time. Think about it like planning your kids’ names on a first date: likely not the best strategy.
Also, you should always be polite and save your questions for the second half of the conversation. The agent is the one calling you. They should set the tone of the conversation, not you.
LINK TO TABLE
(p.s. good luck)
I'd love to hear about any successes or tips about your own CALL. If I've missed some important ones, I'd love to hear from you.
Hope you're all having a fabulous summer & getting lots of reading & writing done!