Yesterday, after writing that the task of anticipating the buying public is a subjective risk, I watched a video on the making of one of my favorite 1960s TV shows. The video featured one of the show’s principals, who, since her teens, has made her living in entertainment. Yet, when she wanted to write her memoirs one literary agent told her yes, you’re a household name, but you’re not a star. Yikes.
Someone else apparently felt different, because the memoir was eventually published.
Agents who’ve responded to me emphasize this subjectivity, just one more reason to PERSEVERE.