Agent Monday: On Luck

Happy Agent Monday, folks! With St. Patty’s Day popping up this week, thought I’d talk a little bit about the role of luck in an author’s career. Then I found my post from 2014 – and it’s still exactly what I think is SO important for us to keep in mind. So here’s an instant replay for you all…and best of luck to you!

Marie Lamba, author

Green CloversTop ‘o the mornin’ to you all!  Happy Agent Monday AND St. Patrick’s Day.  With the luck of the Irish and pots of gold being much talked about, today I thought it’d be a fine time for me to talk about luck and the writer. Getting an agent, getting a book deal, getting a good review, getting great sales, even getting that perfect idea for a book at the perfect moment.  Some people are just lucky, and some people never get any breaks, right? Well…

As someone who is an author and an agent, I’ve had my share of good and bad luck. Looking back, the most significant bad luck I ever had as a writer was completely out of my control.  Debuting as an author (after MANY years of struggling to break in) just as the recession was starting? Beyond my control. Being one of the very first Random…

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