I wasn’t going to blog today, but I came across something that really intrigued me, so I thought it was worth a blog post. Mark W. McVeigh, a former editor, has started a new literary agency and is offering a chance to Skype with him for fifteen minutes regarding anything publishing related. All you have to do is get ten people to follow his blog (be sure they drop your name in his comments section).
Now, I’m not the most eloquent on the phone. Indeed, I’ve been accused of sounding rather like a stuttering ten year old. So, a phone conversation with Mr. McVeigh—or eep, Skype convo!!!—would likely be a lame, most futile endeavor for me, and may actually make the poor man block my email address from his account (not a good start for someone preparing to query). So, I’d like it very much if you would go comment on Mr. McVeigh’s blog and please drop someone else’s name, like Tricia J. O’Brien or Wendy Morrell, for example.
If, however, you choose to drop my name, I will not hate you. In fact, if I met my ten people quota, I would likely have to videotape the skype call with Mr. McVeigh, as it may very well go down in history as one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. And yeah, I am anxious to win some money from America’s Funniest Home Videos (and for some reason, my husband won’t let me videotape my three year old throwing a golf club at his testicles, so it seems I must take a different route). But—as much as I just looooove embarrassing myself—I’d just as soon rather you dropped someone else’s name. Be sure, of course, to get your own ten followers so that you can have your own conversation with Mr. McVeigh. Perhaps you sound a little less like a douche on the phone than me.
P.S. You have until the stroke of midnight, Monday, February 22, 2010.