STATUS: I actually caught up on quite a few things sitting on my desk so I’m feeling like it was a productive day.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? IF I HAD EYES by Jack Johnson
As I mentioned, Sara and I have tried to do a lot of reading as of late. Since you guys seem to like these reports, I don’t mind sharing although I personally don’t think they help you blog readers all that much. So much rides on the writing.
But anyway, last night I read four different sample pages.
Submission 1—Was a nicely written work but didn’t feel big enough for what I’m looking for in women’s fiction.
Submission 2—I’m a pass because the work was not my cup of tea but I thought Sara might like it so I sent on to her (romance).
Submission 3—Liked it. So did Sara. Fantasy genre. We asked for a full. Author’s name did not indicate gender (big grin here). Even if we are looking to add some more male authors to our client list, if the writing isn’t there, it’s a no go.
Submission 4—YA. Great concept. Didn’t find myself getting attached to the characters or the story. I did read all of the 30 page submission as I kind of hoped it would eventually grab me. I can see another agent liking it though. Told the author so.
Not sure if I’ll get any more reading done tonight as I’ve been reading a client manuscript that has me really excited so I can’t wait to get home to continue reading it.