It’s almost Christmas. Soon we’ll see just how if we got anything on our wish list. Yeah we’ll be happy with everything, but wouldn’t it be great to get that one gift that we didn’t think was even remotely possible to get?
You know, agents go through this all year round. They have a wish list, and they hope and hope that old Saint Nick might remember them from time to time and bring them that golden treasure. They want that original book to represent and bring to the masses.
But that’s just it, isn’t it. It’s a wish list—not a reality one.
Does this mean you can query your sci-fi novel to an agent that only represents romance? Not if you really want to get it published. We just need to write the story we’re compelled to write and don’t worry about if it’s original enough. If it’s a smart, fun, and addictive story (within the agents genre), then trust me, the agent will want it.
…….just be sure the query doesn’t go on the naughty list.