There will be a moment after hunting down, and submitting to agent after agent when they call you back. That’s right. They call you. You know why? Because you’ve piqued their interest and they want to
sign you discuss signing you.
Rejections come in email form. Not so for the acceptance.
That alone is very exciting but there’s more. When the call comes you need to think about things. Things like staying calm and not sounding like a lunatic. That lunatic part is more for me than anyone. I make absolutely no sense when upset or excited. I always need a moment to gather my thoughts and enhance my calm.
So when they call, take a deep breath and know this. They just want to chat. It’s a more of a getting to know you moment than a marriage proposal. This is exciting for them too or at least I hope so. They may have found their next big money making client.
And that my friend would be you.
So after sharing how excited you are about them calling, and thanking them for their interest in your work, you are going to ask for some time to think things over. Explain you’d like to use the time to prepare some intelligent questions on what might happen next.
I know this will be hard. You can’t say yes no matter how much you want to.
Picture this. You see a possible spouse candidate on the bus. You smile. They approach you and one of you proposes… Gak.
What comes from this?
If one of you asks the other to go for coffee sometime or a drink, there is a slower stride that may lead somewhere. It’s comfortable. Bit by bit each of you will discover if you’re made for this partnership.
When you call your candidate or they call back, you’ll be more prepared for what happens next. Whether it works or not, you’ve lost nothing but a little time.
For the record. My call didn’t come. 😦