Okay, fantasy time. Just for fun. If you were an agent, what type of agent would you be? What books would you represent? How would you run things?
For me, I would represent commercial all the way. YA, chick lit (I would call it chick lit, because I was an agent and who could stop me. I'd probably use the term fiction novel all the time, too, just because I could.) fantasy, sci fi. All the books I love to read.
I would banish the query, and only look at pages. I would be super-duper nice like Nathan. I dont' know if I would run a blog, though, because I can't always trust myself to show....decorum. But if I did run a blog, I'd talk about BIG questions, deep philisophical things and drive everyone nuts. I'd go to conferences, and write long inspirational speeches, and force everyone to listen to them.
Oh, and all the books I represented would become bestsellers and win awards. And my writers would adore me and think I walked on water, and do anything I said.
anyone else have any thought?