All the Crazies
Yes, that's me, laughing it up. Why? Here's what was seen and heard in the query inbox just today: “At last! The Great American novel.” Really? Not before now?
And my personal favorite is this fellow, who wrote:
I think where the problem is in getting published is like anything in this world.Its not what ones written its who one knows.All these desperate wannabe writers will give their eye teeth to please a literary agent ( this is inspiring me to become a LA) even though If there were no writers all of you would be out of business.Congratulations.I think I'll become a Literary Agent and charge a reading fee.I'm sure I will be inundated with submissions from suckers who will hear from me in 2009 ( offcourse with a negative response).It is a great business to be in.No outlay( except a web page) and all gain.
Let me know your thoughts
I’m still thinking about the right response on that one. As I’ve often pointed out on this blog, agents aren’t super human. We have to develop thick skins, but we’re still people. Firing off an angry, mean-spirited reply to a rejection is simply uncool. But, when someone isn’t capable of wielding proper grammar, why should this sort of reply above surprise me?
Back into the trenches, waving sword and dagger yet again, I am…