I'm not one for sappy lovefests but I just have to chime in on Agent Appreciation Day. And no, I don't have an agent but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate all they do for me. Yes, I hope to have one by this time next year.
Thank you for your blog. The advice posted is one of those "priceless" items. From answering questions from struggling writers, dealing with those who just don't have a clue and sharing how to make the best first impression, there's no limit to the good stuff found on agent blogs.
Thank you for attending conferences. Meeting agents in person at a conference is one of the highlights of many writer's weekend. Whether it's pitching sessions or query letter workshops, it's another invalueable service provided.
Thank you for twittering. Yeah, I know. Some folks think Twitter is a waste of time but when taken in small doses, it tends to be quite helpful. Not only do we get to see a more casual side but they also pass on some great links.
And I want to say a special thanks to all those agents who respond to all queries, even those they aren't interested in. And thanks for responding in a timely manner.
Thanks for those little comments that make the dreaded form rejection letter a tad less painful.
Thanks for reading the slushpile when you have 900 other things you need to be doing.
Thanks for the encouragement, the wisdom and insight you share with those who aren't your client and probably never will be.
Thanks to those of you who judge contests. And thanks for the feedback you provide.
I know I've more than likely forgotten something so just THANKS!!!