Literary agent Don Maass--author of WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL--has gained a reputation in his field as a writers' advocate. I heard him speak at the Surrey Writers' Conference this past weekend. He delivered a realistic and energizing message. Yes, it is a tough business. And, yes, you can find an agent and a publisher--if you write a great book, and if you are professional, make smart choices, and do your homework.
Sound daunting? Take a deep breath and shake off the "daunts". Why? Because you will write a terrific book and you will do your homework.
Begin by visiting Don's website and downloading his free book THE CAREER NOVELIST: www.maassagency.com/book
BTW: If you've already published but you aren't satisfied with your career trajectory, Maass has great advice for you, too.