I've been writing my entire adult life, so this wasn't my first attempt at attracting representation, but this time, I succeeded. I thought I'd share some reflections on the process that might help other aspiring writers out there. How do you know when you're really ready to pursue and work with an agent?
Having turned 30 last year, I don't feel much different than a couple of years ago, nor do I feel any adverse effects of aging as yet. Still, what one can witness on social media is that a) 30 is a milestone that 40 once was and b) it is an occasion to take the time out and reevaluate your life as well as recognize your achievements.
When you know you have a fallback plan, projects related to your passion can fall to the wayside. I'm not talking about the work you do to keep the lights on. I'm talking about the work you know you were called to do, those teachings that will really make a difference once you share them with the world.