In the few months since I started this blog, at least four writers have told me that I would make a fabulous agent, and have asked if I’ve ever considered becoming one.
Well, no, I haven’t, and here’s why. I’m a writer, and that’s what I’m happy doing.
But there’s more to it than that. I don’t have the experience, contacts or tact to be an agent, even if I did have the talent. An agent has to be able to nurture and encourage talented writers; to negotiate a contract; and to match books and writers with editors and publishers, which alone takes far more time and skill than I have.