Thought for the Day

  • By: Jessica Faust | Date: Jul 08 2011

Once, a very long time ago, a client said to me, “I have dreams that you and I will get really old together.” I think that was the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me, and it’s the truth. It’s my dream too.


16 responses to “Thought for the Day”

  1. Avatar Victoria says:

    I plan to work well into my nineties sooo… LOL!

  2. Avatar Joyce says:

    Aww. That is very sweet!

  3. I love that it's also just one little twist away from being creepy. 🙂

  4. Avatar kris says:

    And this is why it pays to find an agent who is not only savvy and dedicated, but also younger and healthier than you 🙂

  5. Avatar ryan field says:

    I think it's every writer's dream. I feel that way about one particular copy editor.

  6. Sometimes the sweetest notions come from the rawest confessions. Love it! 🙂

  7. That's so sweet!

  8. Avatar Kate Douglas says:

    LOL…what I'm trying to figure out is how I keep getting older and you don't. I'm all for the "growing old together" thing, but it's got to be a shared experience, ya know?

    Kris, excellent suggestion!

  9. Well, people do often say that finding the right agent is like finding the right spouse. It makes sense that you'd want to grow old together. 🙂

  10. Avatar Lisa says:

    Mmmm….It's not really my dream to grow old.

    But I suppose it will happen, anyway. In that case, I wouldn't want to grow old with a client, or even with a man. I would force such a man to undergo plastic surgery, Botox, expensive creams, and have him bullied into shape by an ill-tempered ex-military personal trainer.

    It's one thing for a woman to show enchanting signs of maturation, but a man in decay is a sorry sight.

    In this sense, I quite concur with Laura Maylene.

  11. I'm happy with the concept of "getting old," period, as opposed to the alternative.

    My $0.03.

  12. Avatar Sheila Cull says:

    I'm surprised but absolutely delighted that a literary agent agrees with this thought.

    How so very cool.

  13. That's such a sweet thing to say. It never ceases to amaze me that such wonderful bonds can grow in this profession.

  14. Avatar drnoblet says:

    Gee, it sounds like a (sort of) marriage proposal… what did you say? I hope he/she is a good friend already…

    Though, as others have said, finding the 'right' agent would be like never wanting to loose them.

  15. Avatar Teri says:

    I love that. The right agent. The right client.

  16. Avatar rachelkovacs says:

    It is not love at first sight that is the rarity. It is love at last sight.