This week, Connor Eck, another agent here at Lucinda Literary, took over our blog to share some valuable insights! Connor represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books as well as ghostwriting projects.
In this blog, we’ve talked a lot about the craft of writing, building an audience, and strategies for landing representation. Today, Connor is going to discuss what happens in that magical fantasy land that exists just beyond the dotted line, on the other side, after you sign with an agent—when the dresser doors finally swing open and you amble into Narnia.
What comes next, typically, are months of editorial labor. You’ll likely come to a point where you ask yourself, “Will my book ever actually go on submission?” The answer is, yes, it will and you’ll be happy you put in the work. Our job as agents is to help you arm your project against the challenges it could face at market. I would love to share two success stories with you to demonstrate…
I hope these insights into what comes next—the editorial process—after you sign with an agent prove helpful. Thank you for reading! And expect to hear from me again soon. Meanwhile, good luck. Keep writing and keep querying.