WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

101 “damnations!”

So this is what querying 101 agents looks like. I used to track this stuff on the computer, ultimately moving to QueryTracker (why not Query Tracker?), which proved to be … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · 18 Comments

Counting magpies … and queries

My agent search continues, and I’m rapidly approaching my target query number of 100. Pretty clear that I’ll have to exceed it. I’m just not sure how many more agents … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · 9 Comments

The long haul

Seems like a good time to report on my agent-hunting experience, now that I’ve been at it for three months and have queried fifty agents. I’m halfway to my goal … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 15 Comments

Life’s an endless journey

Time for an update on my search for an agent. Bummer: Amy Berkower of Writer’s House turned me down after reading a hundred pages. Why? Although she thinks I’m an … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 33 Comments

Let the games begin

You can probably find me saying on this blog at one time or another over the past four years that I’d never submit my stuff to an agent again. After … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 15 Comments

Literary agents = dinosaurs?

Someone asked me the other day who my agent is. For a minute I was befuddled, then remembered — smack! — I don’t have one anymore. Because I don’t need … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 14 Comments

What would Freud make of the literary agent in your dreams?

I had one of those writerly dreams last night. You know the kind, where something big happens for you, writing-wise, like your galleys arrive from the publisher or you’re being … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment