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The day I got an agent

It happened over email. She peppered me with questions – almost like we were speed-dating. Would I be open to making some serious edits to my book? Absolutely. I was making major changes even as we emailed. I had trouble convincing myself that she was actually interested in my book. Yes, she was asking me questions. But this thought kept haunting me: she'd change her mind. I'd read interviews with her. That's got to be a ritual for every writer who has signed with an agent since the dawn of the Internet: Google the hell out of them. She said she gets 50-100 queries a day and signs maybe 4-5 writers a year. What infinitesimally small odds. What insane, ludicrous, absolutely mind-boggling odds. How was it that my flawed, hole-filled...

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