The February meeting was scheduled for President’s Day so I took three of the kids (Joshua’s school was making up a snow day) and we trekked off to a day at OMSI. We took in an Omnimax show about adrenaline highs and risk taking, then the kiddos were off to Grandma and Grandpa’s house while I continued on to Battleground, WA. I’m pretty sure that’s where I was.
Well, the drive was worth it. I felt refreshed and encouraged by the great company and the speaker.
Sandra Bishop of MacGregor Literary spoke and answered questions. I’ve found myself tossing her comments around in my head many times since the meeting. It seems that she and other agents are experiencing increased volumes in queries. What do you suppose is causing this? Is it tied to the economy? My guess it that it is. She reminded us that our work needs to be ready and as perfect as possible before submission. I think that should be true no matter the level of competition.
So that brings me to a question. As writers, when do we feel that our manuscripts are ready to be seen? Do we ever? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
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