So I continue to mull over the possibility of looking for an agent. I've even started doing a little research. I keep running into all kinds of stumbling blocks, though. For instance, yesterday I decided I couldn't approach a particular agency because I didn't like its website. Then I read about an agent who, while working for a publisher, had edited two books I didn't like. I've read that one good way to hunt for agents is to select books you like and see if you can find out who represented the author. I couldn't think of any books I've liked.
I started wondering if maybe I'm not nice enough to have an agent. It really seems to me that in order to find and keep one I'll have to be a lot nicer than I'm accustomed to being and for much longer periods of time.