Has your writing process changed since signing with an agent?
I am dying to hear other how other agented writers would respond this question. For me, the answer is a resounding YES. I hadn't really expected it to change. I assumed I would send her a manuscript and she would give me feedback, not unlike the sort of feedback I was always got from my critique partners She would tell me what was working for her and what wasn't, and I would revise accordingly. (That is pretty much what happened with my first agent)
But that's not at all how it worked with my current agent. I'd write a manuscript that I thought was funny and clever and cute, and I'd send it to her, and I'd get a reply to the effect of, "It's well-written. But I just don't care for the premise."
In those cases, it seemed like no amount of revising in the world was going to her change her mind. This was totally devastating at first. But after several of these experiences, I realized (or actually, my husband forced me to recognize)... I HAD to change my process.
So, now.. when I get an idea, I write up a two or three sentence pitch. I email it and I wait to see how she reacts. If she is on board, I move forward. If she isn't, I keep brainstorming.
I hope one day we can revisit some of my "drawer-ed" manuscripts, but for now, this is the way I need to proceed.
Anyone else care to share their answer?