So for the past few days GK keeps telling me that he has a blog entry he wants to post. This of course makes me pretty excited for several reasons. One, he's a great writer and a wonderful story teller. Two, nothing terribly out of the ordinary or exciting has occurred aside from Conference, a stomach virus, being hooked up to an IV for a quick rehydration... which really left me a little warn out and not feeling very articulate or clever. However, since his blog post has yet to appear, I thought I'd write a little for him.
He recently got a job with a literary agent here. He had been curious about the role of agents in the industry and thought the best way to figure it out was to work with one. He's an assistant to the head agent and one of the younger agents. (I'd tell you who, but he had to sign his soul away in a confidentiality agreement. Yikes!) He gets to read and edit manuscripts, screen proposals and they have a little seminar meeting once a week to go over things like contract negotiations and things like that. Over all it's been an incredible opportunity in just the first month of the job. Most of all because I think he's found his niche. He said being an agent is kind of like being an editor, a lawyer and a real estate agent all at once. (for those of you who know GK, he needs variety) He has discovered that he has a good eye for good writing, for okay writing that has potential, and most importantly exactly what changes would make certain writing good.
On top of that, he found out this week that he will be finished with his program in December, about six months earlier than we thought. And now our minds are spinning with thoughts of what comes next, as well as really trying to enjoy every bit of New York in the spring.