Quote Originally Posted by Calla Lily View Post
I've had two agents; neither experience ended well. The first agent lied about subbing and then up and quit. The second loved me when I was shiny and new, but dropped me for shinier and newer. I refused to see the signals because at first everything was great.
This is a good point. IME, in the beginning, writers do get wooed a bit. Publishers will do this too. As writers, we're so often hungry for praise, for someone to tell us "Yes, this is marvelous! We are so happy to have you!"

The thing is, I think they mean it when they say it. But then everything moves on, and sometimes you don't move on with it, and that's a rough day.