Agent Nathan Bransford hosted an “Agent For A Day” contest and posted the results this week. (Factoid: One of my fellow Rose City Romance Writers — Inara Scott — was a published author ringer.) If you’re a writer aspiring to be an author, I thought the most important take-away from the experiment was this line from Bransford:
A good concept and strong writing are more important than good query form.
This can be hard to remember. In the quest — okay, in MY hopeless squandering of perfectly good time on the quest for impossible perfection, sometimes the focus on teh rulz gets in the way of a damn good story.
In the spirit of continual improvement (as opposed to perfection) I am hereby declaring the return of the adverb to my repertoire.