How about Global Thermonuclear War? This month I’m now up to a total of seven books cancelled. Didn’t see that coming. Not the fault of any of the authors. Not my fault. Not even the fault of the books. Zing.
I’m trying not to dwell on it (and a few other things) at the moment while I work through a hefty backlog of correspondence (I was offline most of last week). So, let’s play a game. I’m looking to compile the top 10 things a writer should NOT say to a literary agent at a conference. This can include things based on real life experiences (and if you want to share one in comments I am very interested in hearing about this from the writer’s side – please don’t use any names, though). Or urban legends (the most famous being the manuscript handed under the stall in the bathroom, I think). Make me laugh. Ready. Set. Go.