STATUS: Getting ready to head out the office door. I do plan to do reading tonight from home.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? LUSH LIFE by Natalie Cole
It’s that time of year again! Time for the Annual Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes Research by the indomitable force of nature and wonderful author, Brenda Novak.
And I’m here to highlight that Nelson Literary Agency really stepped up to the plate this year and is offering a WHOLE page of items to be auctioned off.
Just to whet your appetite, I’m giving away breakfast with me at RWA and a writing critique with a 24-hour turnaround time. I will spend several hours on this critique—editing it just like I would a client’s manuscript.
Sara is offering a query-free submission.
NYT Bestselling author Jamie Ford is answering 10 Questions.
Sherry Thomas, query writer extraordinaire, is offering to help you whip your query into shape.
Mari Mancusi and Courtney Milan are offering opening chapters critiques.
Hank Ryan has her own page of good stuff!
And that’s just a brief glimpse of what is available. You might want to check it out.
But back to my London list as promised. I’m skimming through my notes and typing up what I see.
Looking for upmarket commercial fiction—not too literary
Exotic and/or generational saga
Boy meets Girl with a literary voice
Commercial historical fiction
Literary fic as the market is strong
Science fiction is working
Romantic comedy with lit voice
Jackie Collins type novel
Literary vampires—like the Abraham Lincoln Vampire hunter or literary zombies
Books good for reading groups
Commercial women’s fiction
Mystery that is slightly cozy but has a dark edge
Horror (must be sophisticated)
Big historical fiction
That’s all else she wrote.