Hope I put this in the right place. I'm new here, and keeping it kind of anonymous.
I would love any feedback from fellow writers, please.
So, the good news first. I have a blog, a book, and an agent. A respected one, that I was super happy to sign with.
My blog is successful. 3.5 million views in 2 years, quite a bit of media exposure without an agent, and a self-published book that went #1 on Amazon the first day it was for sale, in its genre.
The bad news -- my agent, after signing me, has been blowing me off.
We met in NYC a few months ago, and really clicked. She was super enthusiastic about the book, thought it would get multiple bids. Before we met, I'd sent her a proposal I worked very hard on. She said it was great, just needed a few tweaks and she'd get it back to me that week.
That was a couple months ago.
I followed up a few weeks after the promised deadline. Crickets.
Then I got asked to be on a national TV show, ran it by her -- immediate response! So sorry about the delay, will get edits to you end of this week.
That was 6 weeks ago.
I've now asked twice, at a one-month past and 6-week past marks, to please give me an event horizon. Friendly, face-saving emails.
So, my book proposal has not been shopped to publishers.
Meanwhile, I was approached by another agent, who found the blog, loved it, asked if I had representation. Super agent… like an agent I wouldn't dream of getting.
I told her thanks, but I'd signed with this other agency. The one that is currently blowing me off.
I had someone look at my contract, it's gray. It goes into effect once they've shopped the book -- nothing about backing out before that happens.
I'm giving it until Monday for the Come to Jesus, heart to heart, but WTF? I don't really want to break up, (not sure I can), but this isn't giving me warm fuzzies about this person and how committed she is to shop my book when she won't reply to my emails or keep her own deadlines.
What would you do? It's driving me nuts and I'm trying not to take it personally.