There's a definite lack of Passover love in the world. It's one of the more neglected holidays, almost always eclipsed by Easter, and rarely given as much cool popularity as it deserves. Even though I'm not that religious of a Jew, Passover is one of the only holidays in which I keep mostly kosher. I don't separate meat or milk, but literally everything that I eat has to be Kosher for Passover, with the one exception of Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise (there is no decent-tasting Kosher for Passover mayonnaise, and I cannot live through the holiday without egg salad). This is why I don't go to Easter celebrations or attend conventions during the holiday--if you invite me somewhere, you're going to have to feed me, and very few people go to the trouble of doing so.
But I have remembered that I have a blog, you see, and although I can't force all you nice people to keep kosher for Passover with me, I can encourage you to help celebrate the holiday. It is all about joy and freedom, after all! So without further ado, I introduce the Eight Days of Agenting. For each day of Passover, starting with the evening of the first Seder on April 2nd, I'll do a blog post on an agenting topic that one of you suggests. Eight days, eight agenting posts. Also, since I will go mad with boredom just posting about agenting stuff, I'm also going to do a post on a random topic that one of you suggests. Once again, eight days, eight posts.
I'll fully admit that I'm stealing this idea from John Scalzi's blog (see here), but as there's been a lack of agenting content lately, I figure this is a good way to force me to add some in here. I'll be traveling next week for the World Horror Convention in Toronto, which is why I'm timing the event to coincide with Passover. I eat matzo, I write blog posts. All very simple, you see. =)
So now it's up to you, dear readers. Start suggesting topics that you want to know more about, both agenting and random topics. I refuse to answer any questions on query letters, as I've already covered that earlier in the blog this year. But anything else related to agenting, writing, or publishing is fair game to be asked. As for the random topics... those have to be good, right? You're all writers and you're all creative--I'm sure you can think of some nice doozies. I reserve the right, of course, to pick and choose which topics I want to write posts about.