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
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.
Her 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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