|Lit agent Janet Reid, pictured above, circa Dec. 2|
I've heard tell that literary agents dread December because they're deluged with queries
for crappy, unrevised novels hot off of NaNo. So here's a tip: get your queries (for your painstakingly revised, brilliantly plotted, achingly beautiful manuscripts) out before the holidays.
And let's all keep in mind Hemingway's famous quote: "The first draft of anything is shit."
Have you done NaNo? Planning to this year? What's your take on the project? Useful? Or misguided? How do you get ready? Any blog-buddies care to join me to share the arc of triumph or the agony of defeat?