STATUS: It was a nice day here so I popped out to give Chutney a quick walk. Now back at the office and will probably be here until at least 7 p.m.
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? THE STAR OF THE EAST by Judy Garland
I’m not sure why, but my most popular blog entries (in terms of comments) tend to be when I blog about sample page or query trends.
So back by popular demand, here’s what we’ve been seeing too much of lately in the query inbox (and thank you Anita for compiling this handy dandy list):
1) Retellings of fairy tales in unusual settings (Sleeping Beauty on Mars, Snow White in the future, etc.)
2) Sci Fi stories featuring travel between planets using a Space Elevator.
3) Not really a new trend, but we’ve been getting a lot of WWII stories (even more than usual)
4) Still way too many vampires and werewolves *grin*
5) Tons of New Age spiritual stuff (a protagonist and her Spirit Guide, various takes on reincarnation, etc)
Not sure how this will help you folks in the trenches but there you have it.