A couple of weeks ago, I went to NYC on some business, and dropped by the Foundry offices to see my agent. By the kitchen I saw this incredible spread of food:
An everyday occurrence? Not at all. So what was going on? As David explained, another Foundry agent had sold a book recently for Andrew Shaffer, the guy behind the Evil Wylie and Emperor Franzen Twitter personae, and Shaffer had sent the treats to thank her, getting the whole office jacked up on sugar in the process.
So let this be a lesson to you writers: they don’t tell you this in writer school, but this is proper behavior toward your agent. And thanks, Shaffer, for showing the rest of us up.
(Yes, the cupcakes were delicious.)