Celebrating Moments of Mediocrity

April 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Agents have something called the slush pile.  It’s where manuscripts go to die.

Okay, not really.  It’s just where the queries and manuscripts end up before they’re skimmed over and then rejected or praised for their magnificence.

I’m in more than one slush pile and this is the thing.  I’m okay with it.  Certainly it means the agent see’s something in my writing that is calling out for them to take a closer look.  Maybe my concept is riveting, or my writing clever, or my characters gripping.  Maybe all three!  (Let a girl dream)

Whatever it is, I celebrate the slush.

It’s a definite step up from sludge.

-Laura

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