I met my agent Ted over the weekend for the first time. He spoke at the SCBWI (Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators) Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, where he was so good he killed. I shouldn't start gushing about him, because it would get a little out of control, possibly leading to restraining orders, etc.
In his speech, he emphasized the importance of professionalism in writers he decides to take on. With this in mind, I have created a fun multiple choice quiz about my dinner with Ted, Jill Dembowski from Little, Brown, and other important SCBWI people:
1. In an effort to appear professional, Brodi said which phrase at dinner:
a. "I love to keep up on the trends in Young Adult Literature."
b. "I've been writing ever since I was a young child."
c. "I'm totally left brained. I have absolutely no creativity. I like math better than writing."
If you guessed 'c', you would be correct. It was like one of those moments where the words are coming out of your mouth, and you can see it happening, like a train wreck, yet you can't stop it. Once they escaped my mouth, they hung momentarily over the table like a giant rain cloud about to burst. I considered leaping onto the table in an effort to corral them before they could reach Ted's ears, but that might have made the situation worse.
On a positive note, I only told him I loved him two or three times. Yea me.
So now I will work on Ted's revisions, and hope that he doesn't 'accidentally' destroy our contract together.