STATUS: It wasn’t a manic Monday. Huh, how strange.
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? BLACKNAIL by Tim Davies Big Band
About a week or so ago, we asked for sample pages from a query we had received. Then on Friday, the writer sent us an email letting us know that an editor had offered for this YA project and that the writer also had several offers of representation. The author would like to decide on Monday but we could have the weekend to give the novel a read.
Professionally handled. Courteously done for all parties involved. I just want to take a moment to thank the writer for that! Always appreciate given time to read. (side note: interestingly, we weren’t even behind on reading. I had read the partial the night before and was planning to request the full so good timing all around.)
Both Sara and I gave it a look. And we passed on offering representation despite all the obvious excitement around the project.
Should be a slam dunk for ALL agents to throw their hats in the ring, yes?
So why not? Do I think the manuscript will sell? Probably.
I didn’t go for it for one simple reason: I didn’t feel passionate about the manuscript. I could see what was generating the excitement but it wasn’t right for me.
I know I’ve mentioned this before on my blog–that agents don’t just take on projects that they think will sell or be saleable—but I think it’s always worth repeating.
It really does come down to the right person and the right fit.