Ok, I have totally been neglecting my blog and I know it. I spent a month stressing over a guest post I agreed to write (which is really silly, since...I write posts all the time) that sucked up all my time. Among other things.
Anyway, check it out:
I can’t speak for all agents; this business is as subjective as it is variable. But I thought it might be interesting to shed some light on how things work as I see them in the writing world, from first look to sale. So, here it is – what happens from the moment a writer hits SEND on that query letter…
I usually know from the first paragraph of a pitch if I’m going to turn to sample pages in a query.
What grabs my attention: a unique angle (or hook) in a genre I represent, with elements I love (i.e., a dark tragic historical YA, gothic steampunk, or sensual and funny historical romance). Something I haven’t already seen 100 of that week....
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And in case you wonder what happens from sale to shelf - the amazing Liz Pelletier of Entangled talks about that here (and yes, that is a picture of me with wine at the bottom of the article).