WHEN IS YOUR LOVER LIKE YOUR LITERARY AGENT?

In 2009, I had the misfortune of being both single and unpublished. For a year, I had been trying to generate interest in both myself and my novel, Breakfast for Therapy. The response on both fronts had been the same: after some mild interest, they ultimately decided to pass.

One should never try to date and sell a novel at the same time; one bleeds into the other. Stood up on Friday night, I spent the weekend rewriting Chapter One. When an agent finally offered to represent me, I had to fight to urge to take her to meet my mother.....