Q. Who are you?
A. I’m a literary agent based out of New York. I also run a lot (more than a dozen marathons to date, plus a few ultras), eat almost daily, read voraciously, and play the occasional video game.
And in fact I do like long walks on the beach.
Q. What is this, exactly?
A. A blog, nominally, but see the next question.
Q. How often do you update?
A. At whim.
Q. I have this idea for a book…
A. I’m glad you do, but I won’t respond to your online entreaties. If you must send me something, first go to my agent profile to read up on what I’m actually interested in.
Q. But my idea is different!
A. Great. If it’s more than an idea, read my agent profile to see what I’m looking for. Send via snail or e-mail, and not by blog comment or Facebook “friending” or even carrier pigeon.
Q. Can you link to my blog?
A. Maybe. If I like it or have good reason to, I will.
3 thoughts on “FAQ”
1. Raymond Carver was quite the reviser… but some would credit Gordon Lish as much as Carver himself for what we know today as his “complete works.” Is this erroneous? Mostly. Is it a detriment to your quip? Nope. Might it be of interest to you? I’d think so, go look into how much things changed in the final few edits if you don’t already know.
2. I don’t know who you are linking to and where you want this blog’s “direction” to go, but go ahead and link to me if it’s something of interest. You’ll show up on my blogroll soon, as my relationship with you and your content back up what my blog is “about.”
Hi Eddie, nice to meet you on Monday. I came across your site from your LInkedIn profile. Woody Allen? The? Anyway, to give you an idea of how a blog can get out of hand, try mine. It was very elaborate around 2002-2003, so click on a month from the pulldown menus on the homepage. A couple of years ago, I actually stopped, and then have been reforming it recently, but it’s just diary notes now. You’ll see what I mean.
It took some digging but I finally found you, great to meet you and run the SI 50K with you yesterday. Congrats on your speedy time. Hope to see you again in Maui. MM3960