I have a lot of respect for literary agents. Not that I didn’t before, but I guess I should say, I have a greater respect for them. Because last year I felt like an agent. And it wasn’t because I sat at my computer desk all day, with a stack of manuscripts piled around me…
I had actual books piled around me.
Yeah, you can say I had a very large To-Be-Read Pile.
That’s an average reader, you say. Hmm, well, you might be right, but here’s why I felt like an agent…
- I read 175 books in less than two months.
Surely agents have evaluated this many manuscripts in a month.
Or read as many emails. . .
- I gave as many evaluations.
Perhaps agents have rejected as many, if not more, manuscripts, while offering encouraging advice to the writers.
- I drank as many cups of coffee.
Should be enough said right there—for reader, editor, writer, and agent.
So tell me . . . have you read as many books in such a short amount of time?
Which books have been your favorite from your TBR pile? And what’s one on your list that you’re just dying to read?
2 thoughts on “Three Reasons I Feel Like an Agent”
Wow! I haven’t read that many books in that short a time. I tend to read several books at the same time, which is maybe why it takes me longer.
I like reading multiple books at the same time too. One in each room, ha!