Friday, October 23, 2009
Bryan Bliss -- try not to hate him.
I'm a couple days late in doing this, but I really want to congratulate my good friend Bryan Bliss. Sixteen days from first query ever, to signing with a hot agent. Anybody out there ever heard of shorter?
You're a rock star, buddy.
(If anybody is curious, click here to read more about his whirlwind agent search, and find out who his agent is.)
As for me, my agent offered to represent me within a week of beginning to query. So that would be pretty good, except that it was my tenth novel, and I had close to 400 rejections from all my previous works. A lesser man might be tempted to be bitter over Bryan's nearly instantaneous success, but not me. I'm really happy. Really really really flipping happy. And I really mean it. The emphatic insistance might make me seem insincere, but I'm really really not.
Anyway. Congratulations again, Bryan. And good luck on your first, big, agent-mandated revision. I'm pleased that we'll be miserable together.