I got my Kindle. Woo, the excitement! It's so pretty and light. The first book onto it was Ron Rash's Burning Bright, which I am embarrassed to admit I am only getting around to now. I also got some free Oscar Wilde so I am now sorted for the weekend at least :) Any suggestions for great poetry and or short fiction e-books appreciated. (Er, reasonably priced!) I can, of course, recommend YOU which is available for Kindle from Amazon.com :)
My new novel has been rejected by another agent. Weep, gnash, snarl. That's the second rejection; the last one came just before Christmas. Nice. They say lovely things but again I am getting 'It is a quiet book', which I now take to mean 'It is uncommercial when compared to chick-lit/celebrity memoirs'. This latest rejection said: 'It is beautifully done but is a matter of me not having enough time and being very cautious about taking anything on, rather than a reflection on the quality of the work.'
The book is with a London agency now (via a literary scout) so the situation is not desperate (yet) - I am waiting to hear from them. In the meantime here is my very undemanding and simple Agent Wishlist:
* Based in London or Dublin
* Preferably female (I'm flexible on that)
* An excellent business person (as opposed to being a lovely person...she can be lovely but I want a business person first and foremost)
I'm fed up that this is proving to be so extraordinarily time-consuming and hard. Thoughts?