Tara Gilbert ✨
Chris Wolfgang @chriswolfgang@Literary_Tara Advice for how to respond to trends in the market as a writer? The usual wisdom seems to be to not try to follow trends while writing, but it's still something that affects querying. Any thoughts on striking the necessary balance between trends and writing what you love?
I'm a big advocate of write what you love. If the MS that you love isn't a "trend" write it anyways. Trends change, and writing isn't a race. Keep writing, keep querying, and keep doing what you love. That's how you will grow as a writer as well. I hope that helps. #AskAgent
Caitlin Cross @caitlincross@Literary_Tara @_AndreaWalker_ In your opinion, what’s the ideal word count for a YA contemporary romance? Is 60k too short?
Vickilyn Crawford @seizethedaisiez#askagent @erin_clyburn @Megan_Manzano and @Literary_Tara A superhero novel, heroes age in range from 17-27. I am thinking fantasy over Sci-Fi and NA over YA. Thoughts? (Technically appropriate for YA readers)
Rebecca F. Kenney @RebeccaFKenney1@erin_clyburn @Megan_Manzano @Literary_Tara One more #askagent from me--If an agent rejected one project, and you have another that might be a better fit, can you query again with the other one right away? Or is it better to wait a few months? I think I've been jumping in too fast and too eagerly.
Sarah Hill Darrow @sarahhilldarrow@erin_clyburn @Megan_Manzano @Literary_Tara What happens if you queried an agent years ago, heard nothing, and now you have something better that still fits. Okay to query again? #AskAgent @erin_clyburn @Megan_Manzano @Literary_Tara
Rebecca F. Kenney @RebeccaFKenney1@erin_clyburn @Megan_Manzano @Literary_Tara I have a question! #askagent I self-published a contemporary fantasy trilogy back when I was too nervous to query. It's gotten great reviews and has done well. But does that kill my chances of getting an agent for my far-more-awesome new projects?
It shouldn't hurt at all. We have a couple authors who have self-pub before. If you were querying the MS you already self-pub than that would be a problem. Not all agents would be open to that. If you are querying new projects then it shouldn't hurt your chances at all. #askagent