SO I HAVE NEWS! BIG NEWS!
I HAVE AN AGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am the newest client of the Fabulous Eric Ruben who ( beyond having obviously EXCELLENT taste) represents some great authors.
So... here comes the question... How? How'd ya do it, Lela? What magic potion did you mix up?
Well kids, here it is...
I have ranted in the past about Twitter and the right way to do it.
I found my Agent on Twitter.
NOW **PAY ATTENTION**
I did not HUNT my Agent down like a wild animal. I also DID NOT follow him around like he was Justin Bieber and I was a horny 14 year old (or scarier-- 44 year old)
I did what I do.* As usual* I was asking twitter questions. Turns out LOTS of people like to give their opinions.
Social Media Lesson 1- Sharing is fine-- but asking other people what THEY think, feel etc will always win you more friends
Well... someone RT'd my question and he answered! Neat
This is the moment things could've gone VERY WRONG. I could have gone all OMGAGENTMANHAIILOVEYOUPLEASELOVEME! or I could've gone all *eep u r an agent and i am not worthy*
Instead I went with respectful, professional but remembering always that I was talking to a human being.
Social Media Lesson 2- Treat PEOPLE like PEOPLE.
We talked about business. I have a pretty realistic view of the publishing business. I also happen to be on a roll at the moment. I've also been doing a lot of work at making connections with a lot of wonderful people. That helps.
Social Media Lesson 3- Don't be a Crazy Person
Social Media Lesson 4- Take advantage of momentum
Social media lesson 5- Connect with the people who you can learn from.
So... YEAH! I can haz AGENT! Go follow my WONDERFUL AGENT Eric Ruben on Twitter (don't pitch him there. That's an order.)