You may have noticed from the sidebar that I am no longer agented. I don't want to spend too much time on it here, but I did want to acknowledge it.
This is because I thought it was important to make clear that nothing happened. By that I mean nothing dramatic or crazy-- no blowout, no big event, no "inciting incident" as we might say, -- it's just a decision I've been hovering around for a few months.
I thought NOT mentioning it might give the impression that something was wrong or had gone awry, when in reality I liked my former agent a lot-- in fact our personalities meshing was never a problem.
I really like her, and I still think she is a terrific person and a great agent.
It is truly not about anyone being anything-- it is simply a case of having compatible working styles. I asked a lot of questions in our interview, but sometimes you cannot get a feel for how you will work with someone else until you do it, and this ultimately was not the right match. I've learned a lot in the last seven months.
Having not gone out on subs yet, it was an ideal time to end the professional relationship. I don't plan to query STUNG again. Even though I know I technically could, my heart's not in it.
I'm working on another project, and I'd like to start fresh when I seek a new agent.
As one of my sisters said, "I'm happy AND sad for you."
That pretty much sums it up.