So I'm feeling a little lonely . . . and not friendship-wise!
I know a lot of authors. I know authors in a lot of genres. Let's see: YA, Commercial Fiction, Horror, Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance.
You know what genre I don't really know anyone in?
You got it. Fantasy. (And Levi, you don't count, you write YA Fantasy.:) Correct me if I'm wrong. . . Although in terms of thematics and world-building, you're probably closer than anyone else.)
On top of that, most of the people I sort of know who write fantasy, write bad fantasy . . . like, really bad. (And no Scott, I'm not referring to you, you ALSO write YA fantasy.) So I'm kinds looking for someone else who writes high fantasy that has had some kind of success either in the agent world or publishing world.
And I don't know how to say that any better without sounding like a snob. Because I don't mean it that way. I know so many people who are so talented and write the most wonderful books that I am certainly not under any mistaken impression that I am the cream of the crop.
More like the only sprout of wheat.
The obvious answer is to join SFWA, but, oops, you have to have some kind of sales before joining. (It's one of the first things I want to do after I have a sale, but . . . )
So basically this is just me whining.
I've also looked at the good side! If high fantasy authors with agents are fairly rare then that will make my book even more attractive to editors, right? . . . Right? *Shrug* Who knows.
So, anyone a friend of a friend . . . of a friend (??) who writes fantasy?