Welcome to Perpetual WIPs, and thank you for checking it out! To see what the series is all about, you can read this post first: Am I Normal?
And now, welcome to another round of Perpetual WIPs! This round focuses on Mid-Career Authors, and has them sharing the experience of shifting from one agent to another under a variety of circumstances.
Click on each question to see the answers provided by the wonderful authors who contributed to this project!
How did you come to part ways with your last agent?
What sort of material did you use to search for a new agent? (That is to say, did you sign on a manuscript your last agent shot down, a new proposal, a new manuscript, just “I have a lot of balls in the air and I need an agent,” etc.)
Did you query traditionally for a new agent, and if so, how did you find the process differed? If not, how did you find a new agent?
What were your top priorities in a new agent this time around, and how did they differ from your top priorities when you were first searching?
Has your career vision for yourself changed from when you were first starting out, and how?
If you talked to other clients of potential agents, what kinds of questions did you ask them? Did they offer anything really helpful that you hadn’t thought to ask?
If you received multiple offers or otherwise had multiple options, how did you handle making your decision?
Any advice for mid-career authors looking for new agents that you might not have found space to mention here?
Any advice for agents looking to sign mid-career authors looking for new agents that you might not have found space to mention here?