Friday, May 4, 2012

Green With Envy

The daughter of a colleague of mine spent a year writing a sci-fi book but couldn't interest an agent. She was all set to give up on writing but then had an idea for a romance, sat down and wrote it in two months, and sent out some queries. She almost immediately got offers from three agents.
UPDATE: It turned into offers from five agents, and they fought over her. She picked the one whom she thought would be best for her. Lucky kid!

5 comments:

Ariel said...

First of all, anyone who would give up on writing because they couldn't immediately get an agent isn't a writer.
Second, she might be better at writing a romance than sci-fi.
Third, ultimately, it's all market driven so the romance was seen as marketable.

Roland said...

I find this encouraging. Thanks.

THREE KINGS BOOKS said...

It wasn't luck. It was choosing to be savvy.

Dawn Simon said...

Wow, what a talented young lady! It's great that she didn't give up, and she tried a new approach! :)

petemorin said...

Yeah, I don't understand the "all set to give up on writing" thing. First shot out of the box? Good thing she changed her mind.