STATUS: Busy and productive. Lots of stuff out on submission. Now I want to be talking about lots of deal making as the weeks unfold.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? JUST LIKE HEAVEN by The Cure
Since I’m in submitting mode, I couldn’t help but think about how editors are just like agents. A project that floats one editor’s boat is just hated by another. So it really is about matching the right agent with a project and then matching the right editor to it.
For example, here are two NO responses from editors for the same book.
“the character was unlikeable and the writing flat”
“I enjoyed reading this. I connected emotionally to the writing. This is a very intriguing manuscript on many different levels. I’ll give you a call later on today to express my dismay about passing”
Obviously they were both NOs but one was a heck NO and the other a very sad, wish I was offering, close-call NO.
Just another reminder how subjective this biz is. For agents, for editors, for writers, for readers.
We all have our like and dislikes.