Monday, July 12, 2010
A Juicy Sample...Chapter?
Why can't writers have these types of gatherings? Wouldn't it be great if we could have a set gathering place, put out our wares, and talk face to face with agents as they meaner by? I'm not talking about writer's conferences...those are for writers. We flock to them, scramble for a time slot with an agent, and babble through a 60 second pitch...one of many they've already sat through. We're nervous, they're tired, and the time is rushed.
No, I'm talking about proud writers showing off great selections of our finest work and shooting the breeze with the casual confidence of the nectarine dude - I bought two pounds. I guess the closest we come to that is our blogs. We fine tune, color tweak, and background change to help pass the days as we wait for our queries or proposals to render results.
If only a pretty table cloth, a juicy slice of a great story, and the twinkling smile of the one who wrote it were the way we got our novels sold. Like the tomatillo sauce guy says..."I guarantee, if you try it, you'll love it."