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writer rejects offer of representation
« on: May 21, 2007, 04:13:07 PM »

A writer told me that she had shipped her 3 chapters off to several publishers and her ms off to an agent that had requested it. Finally, after 6 months, the agent wanted to sign her. She said she refused, because it took them six months to get back to her. She said by then she had decided to rewrite the story, so didn't continue on with the agent.

Does that make sense to anyone? It doesn't to me--if I had an agent willing to represent me, I'd sure sign, rather than rewriting the whole thing.
Is her story even likely?
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Re: writer rejects offer of representation
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 05:07:17 PM »

It doesn't make sense to me, either.

So it took six months for the agent to get back to her.  What does she want: an agent, or immediate gratification?  Does she think she's so important that this agent should drop everything (even other published writers she represents) just to cater to her?

Then again, she could be telling you a tall, tall tale--maybe just to make herself seem important.

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Re: writer rejects offer of representation
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 05:17:01 PM »

Depends on the agent and the explanation.

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