i know you will say i shouldn't take this seriously, but don't you think is also annoying for him when everybody spams the thing whatever he talked about with 'dan send me here' like no, he didn't send you, stop. like I can't even see the comments of ingenue without cringing. we are not better
of course it’s annoying that some people spam the videos of these artists but it literally doesn’t matter to those artists in the first place? the only people affected by the spamming is really dan and phil. every time dan mentions an artist he thinks is too inaccessible for his audience he seems to be talking down to us like we just won’t ‘get it’ as if art and music is something that can’t be interpreted and enjoyed by other people in different ways. the phandom is of course annoying but the patronizing way dan sometimes talks is more than a little overbearing as if his audience doesn’t have the capacity to have already found or like listening to these artists.
Gosh I KNOW I shouldn't say this but you are my dream agent and I am TERRIFIED and SO ANXIOUS to query you. Help!
Okay so I’ve already told you that you shouldn’t buy into the whole “dream agent” thing (even if it’s me). Of course I’m awesome, but there are a lot other of really great agents out there too. I mean, don’t get me wrong, if I read your book and love it, I will totally tell you all the reasons I think I’m the best person to represent your work.
But the truth is, your dream agent should be the agent who loves your work. The best agent for you will be someone who’s passionate about your story, who has a vision to make it its best self and knows how to help you get it there, who’s going to go sell the crap out of it to editors and then fight for you and the manuscript every step of the way during the publishing process.
So don’t be nervous. Work on your query, perfect it, then send it out.
Also if you’re like me and logic is your thing (I’m an INTJ, aka the super villain of every story):
If I read your query and don’t request it or if I do but then after reading the manuscript I pass, it’s okay. You will literally be in the same place that you’re in right now. That means things cannot actually get worse.
No, I’m serious. It really would be fine. If you send me a query, here’s what might happen:
I might love it.
If I don’t, someone else might. And you might change your mind and realize they’re your dream agent.
Or if I don’t, you can still revise and try me again. Or you can write something else and try me again (I represent a few authors who sent me queries for projects before I realized I needed to work with them).
Don’t forget, publishing is a long game. Nothing happens overnight here. Trust me, even those “overnight success stories” have a lot of lead up that we don’t hear about.
My "friend" said I should be careful because I could get "fat." I work out at my gym 3x per week and watch what I eat.... I know I shouldn't care what she says but it really hurt me for some reason, it's like I amTRYING to be healthy and I sill get this..... I just need some comforting words from unbiased eyes. <3
You’re beautiful no matter what you look like, beauty is not on the outside but in the inside and what your friend says only shows that they have more insecurities that they need to work on for themselves. You take care of yourself and you love yourself so that is all that matters. Stay strong <3