Monday, April 4, 2011

Sweeps

No one wanted it.  You knew that, right?

I met a nice woman on the Usenet group for ABC soaps some years ago.  She was friends with a well-respected agent and introduced me to him via email.  (Thank you for the effort, Joan)  I sent him the book, Sweeps.  I think he was the only agent who read it.  He didn't like it, I don't think he made it all the way through, and the part that bothered him the most was that it wasn't printed dark enough by my printer.  What did I do, set it to light especially to bug him?  It printed how it printed.

Talk about reading for meaning!  He couldn't concentrate on the writing at all.  He was just all schpilkis over the type.

You just get the feeling these people are so annoyed by writers.  We put paperclips where they shouldn't be, we use elastic bands incorrectly, we're too stupid to know how to write a query letter.  And then we write these bloody books.  Geez.  Book after book after book.  They keep coming.  Besen Besen zeiss gewesen already!  (That's from The Sorcerer's Apprentice.)

Sweeps got its first review today.   Don't tell me how smart I am, how clever, how talented.  I don't care.  Tell me you're going to reread it and I'm plotzing.
 

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars loved, loved, loved this book, April 4, 2011
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C. Williams (Roseville, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sweeps (Kindle Edition)
Great romantic comedy - with a really thoughtful heroine. Loved her point of view. Interesting insight into daytime television & soaps. I totally enjoyed everything about it, and I think I am going to re-read it now. I really loved it. 

1 comment:

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