A day in the life of Agent X

It is Friday and time for Jessica Norrie’s take on the world of books. This week a short story – a day in the life of an agent. This was in response to an article written last week on the topic and I do suggest that you read that first and then Jessica’s story.. Both of which will give you some pause for thought. The link for the other post is at the end of Jessica’s. #recommended

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Agent X stretched after a poor night’s sleep. She really ought to get more exercise…spend less time staring at screens…eat more sensibly.

But a new day beckoned. She had a fascinating submission to read – she’d requested the full ms after tearing through the first three chapters and was looking forward to finding out what happened next. She wasn’t entirely sure how to place it, but the writing was so good and the premise so original, she was expecting competitive bids from several publishers. If, of course, another agent didn’t snap it up first, like the author she’d been slightly too slow to respond to last year who ended up with a six figure advance.

Agent 4Her existing authors were clamouring too. There might be answers to their questions among the 112 new emails in her inbox. She made coffee, cut a crisp pear into safely unsticky wedges and took them…

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

One thought on “A day in the life of Agent X

  1. A brilliant concept Jessica both amusing and sobering! And certainly something close to all our hearts.. Great title – I thought it was a spy story and the quick pull-up short at the beginning really set the tone of the whole piece. Nice to see things from the other side too (which might as well be the spirit realm for all I knew of its workings!). Shared on social media

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