Mark Terry

Saturday, January 10, 2009

So my agent says...

January 10, 2009
"this is just too familiar of a plot. Sorry."

And I think, "Oh fuck it."

Cheers,
Mark Terry

13 Comments:

Blogger spyscribbler said...

I hate when people use sorry like that. I don't know why, but it irritates me, LOL.

Well, anyway, I am sorry. :-)

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Eric Mayer said...

Seems kind of a lame comment. An awful lo of great books have pretty common plots.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

As I said to my wife, "This is totally useless to me."

1:43 PM  
Blogger Erica Orloff said...

Mark:
What book? If it's the monster hunter book, I know I was captivated by the idea of it!!
E

4:41 PM  
Blogger Mark Terry said...

That's the one.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Stephen Parrish said...

I'll comment via email, if that's okay.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Erica Orloff said...

Mark:
I didn't see the whole proposal, but that's just bullsh*t. You need to phone me, because I have a story to tell you about my YA sale to Penguin--three books--a few years ago. Aw hell, I'll post it here.

I had an idea to do a book in which a young girl discovers she is a descendent of the REAL Lucy from Bram Stoker's Dracula. I did research into the Lyceum Theatre and Henry Irving and all that. Anyway, I pitched it, but they bought a second pitch (ROCK MY WORLD) because they wanted "edgy." Lo and behold a YEAR later, B&N says to them, "Vampires are getting hot again, you have any YA vampire books?" They came back to me, bought the pitch and a second book. EVERYTHING's been done before. I thought the idea was very clever with the right touch of snark . . . I didn't read it (would be happy to) but I don't think my story is THAT unusual. All right, maybe a little but still . . . .


E

3:12 PM  
Blogger Zoe Winters said...

It seems like your agent isn't really serving your needs or interests here.

This person is supposed to be your advocate for your books, not trying to convince you your ideas suck before they're even fully out of the gate.

And EVERY plot is familiar to anyone who has read more than 50 books in their lifetime.

That is such a cop out.

7:27 PM  
Blogger LurkerMonkey said...

For what it's worth, I remember the idea because when I first read it, I thought, "That's pretty cool!" And I hadn't heard it before. I see what you mean about the comment being useless.

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