For the Criminally Inane

For the Criminally Inane

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oh Crap!

So apparently "chick-lit" is dead.  See here "Pub Rants" by Agent Kristen Nelson and here an interview with another agent I researched.  That totally stinks.  My guess, from some of the comments on Kristen's blog, is that readers want something more substantial than dating and drinking, shopping and s-e-x.  Depth.  They are looking for depth.  I can give them depth, but how do I get past the stereotype of frivolous fluff?

4 comments:

  1. interesting reads. don't worry too much, just keep writing and querying, right?

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  2. Thankfully, I don't write toward trends. But I don't want agents passing on my story because they think it's shallow!! I think it's more Rom-Com, which places the emphasis on the relationship, rather than frivolity. One more rejection today, too, btw. :)

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  3. It just takes one acceptance letter, then you won't ever care how many rejection letters you ever got!

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  4. This is TRUE!!! I'm trying to develop some thick skin and let it roll off me!! Thanks for all your encouragement!!!!

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