STATUS: Ah, decided to get grubby on that contract and got some nice results. I think it will wrap up tomorrow. That will make it TGIF!
What song is playing on the iPod right now? THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE by Paul Simon
I am enjoying this name rant spree.
There are so many aspects to name dropping; this could take a couple of days.
This one I call the name dropping faux pas because really, if writers had taken just a minute to access their common sense, they would have realized that this wasn’t a brilliant idea.
I get a mighty chuckle out of writers who, in their query letters, list the names of agents (and in their words, “top-tiered agents”) who have read their partial and then passed with “high” praise.
Excellent. The novel was so good they had to pass. Thank you for sharing that with me.
Uh… I’m not impressed. They passed. They said NO. Obviously, the work wasn’t good enough, or right for the market, or whatever, and now you have just giving me a list of reasons why I shouldn’t even bother asking for the partial.
Why would a writer do that? And yet, I see it all the time.
Yep. Just a little common sense could have detoured that query disaster.