I don’t recall the exact date the baby monster apparated into my living room, but it was a number of years ago. He was a small fluffy thing with big brown eyes and steel-blue down, and he made soft, deep signs when I wrapped my palms around him. Back then, he was just a short story, really, and I couldn’t imagine him getting much bigger. I was wrong.
I stumbled upon the following gems while attempting to gather statistics (via the internet) on what percentage of books get picked up by agents, but are never sold to publishers. I have a novel currently on submission (via my agent Weronika Janczuk), and I was (somewhat morbidly) curious about just how bad my odds of … Read more