It’s probably going to be a bit quiet around here for the next week or two, not because I’ve planned a fabulous end-of-summer vacation, but because I’m going to ground to get through an enormous pile of work reading so I can reopen to submissions soon. Friday Links will be up per usual, but otherwise I’m going to be keeping my head down for the most part.
However, I do have a question for all of you. Once fall hits, I’d like to get back to some more serious, content-driven blog posts. Call it the back-to-school syndrome; all those years of academic training have me twitching for books and school supplies and essay writing come September. And while I have a few things planned, I’d love to know what you’d all like to hear more about here on the blog. I’m not looking for questions, precisely — this isn’t a Q&A sort of situation — but subjects that interest you.
Do you want more posts on submissions? On marketing? On what an agent does? Let me know in the comments section below what has you curious, and I’ll use them as a jumping off point for some of my upcoming blog entries.
5 thoughts on “End-of-Summer Push”
I would love to see a post from an agent’s perspective about taking on a new client that you had previously turned down over a different manuscript. I know from an Author’s perspective (or at least mine) that I would be a little hesitant to sign that agent even though they love the MS in their hands. Have you come across that issue where you now find yourself throwing your energy behind a book you didn’t love enough to throw your energy behind it the first time around?
You’ve done great posts on the business side, but I also enjoy your takes on the craft of writing. More about your advice on writing would be appreciated, thanks.
I always love reading craft and industry posts, but you’ve also touched on creativity on your blog. Those posts really resonate. And it’s a fascinating area. I’ve experienced the downside of creativity crisis from a writer’s perspective. But I’d love to hear more on the topic–any aspect. Thanks!
I’d obviously love to hear more about the specific business of finding and representing authors and their books and the craft of writing, but something that resonated with me was today’s (Friday) link about English majors. I realized that in the world of “No one reads anymore!” “Publishers are dying!” etc etc, it’s a balm to read something that’s really just about how so many of us really love books, and stories, and that’s not going anywhere.
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