I am fortunate enough to have had an agent offer rep on Friday. I have sent emails to everyone who has a query or any of my material, and am now responding to their request for more in some cases, and it makes me wonder... What is the offering agent doing during this week while I decide what to do? She had already researched me, I found out when we called, but is there anything else she'd be doing this week? Besides, maybe, worrying that someone else will steal me away?
I can't find anything about this online, and I'm just curious how the process feels and works from the other side. I'm sure it's different for every agent, but are there any universal things to be doing?
This is interesting timing because I have two offers out right now, and I'm in the midst of wating for replies.
Mostly I'm doing a lot of nothing.
(well, nothing about the pending offers!)
As you noted, I'd done my research before setting up the call. I had revision notes prepped and sent them after I'd spoken with the writers.
While they're getting in touch with my clients (and I'm hoping no one's disgruntled this week) I'm just hoping we get to the next step.
You might think I'd be putting together editor list or a working on a submission strategy but I do that only after the writer has agreed to become a client.
I made notes in my date book about when to get in touch with the writers again, or when to expect things from them.
And of course, since I invited them to email me with any questions, I'll be watching my inbox to make sure I don't miss an email from either of them.