Synchronicity is a funny thing. And when it works in your life, it’s hard to ignore. Not too long ago, I posted about retiring the word scatter, and switching to distill as my word of the year. Too many things were grabbing my attention and dragging it away from what needed tending.
Being a writer isn’t easy, but it is my major skill, so I wanted to honor that. And move the art and art teaching over to ripen for a few months without panicking. Explore collage at a slower pace for discovery rather than for lesson plans.
Just as I decided that, a publisher contacted me. Would I be interested in writing one of a book in a series? The time frame is crazy, but it’s a topic close to my heart. But being interested led to serious consideration.
Why an agent if I already have a publisher? Because I need someone to represent me on the contract. A contract lawyer can certainly tell me what’s legal, but for negotiations to represent the writer, an agent is the person with the skills. And this agent already has a track record with the publisher and the topic.
It’s too early to talk about the book series, the agent, the content, or anything else, but if the deal goes through, I will be posting requests for your stories and experiences on the topic. Because I’ll need your experiences and story-telling abilities to make this work.
For now, keep your fingers crossed and grin. Synchronicity lives!
—Quinn McDonald is suddenly a writer with an agent.