STATUS: One of my clients sent us holiday cupcakes today. Yummy in my tummy.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? WHITE CHRISTMAS by Perry Como
Pretty soon we’ll be compiling our year-end statistics. For good or for bad! And tonight I was reading a review for a novel that I had wanted to represent but alas, the author went with a different agent. I’m sensing a theme in my blog entries here…
So I’m reading the review and I have to say, it’s brilliant. It outlined pretty much all the reasons why I had loved that manuscript. Ack. What a bummer to not be representing that author. But hey, at least I had been in the game. I’m not always going to win when up against several other agents. That’s just the way of the agenting biz. I’m glad to see the world agrees with me regarding the novel but of course I’m reading the review with regret.
Can’t be helped but still…
One of my clients is with the editor who was the underbidder for Harry Potter. That puts it into perspective I think!
And just a couple of weeks ago, I met with an editor who was the underbidder for The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.
Okay, I’m feeling slightly better because hey, it happens. Only slightly though.