Monday, February 4, 2013

Forward

I sent an e-mail out this afternoon, bound for inboxes and office desks in the City of Fate:

Nothing prepares you for the loss of a child. Nothing.

And when John Williams’ gay seventeen-year-old son Joshua is savagely beaten to death by an unknown assailant, the murder is just the beginning of a long and painful odyssey. As John’s wife Samantha drifts further from reality, John must face difficult truths about his marriage, his shortcomings as a father, and who his son really was—and could have been.

My Client's Amazing Novel is a heartrending story about a marriage shattered by grief, a town haunted by hate, and how one unlived life can touch countless others.

The 103,000-word manuscript is the first offering from Mr. Ass-Kicker, a professional shaman. 

Seven editors received this message today, and by the close of business two had written back to request the whole manuscript. This could be the beginning. 

4 comments:

Jay M. said...

OH. MY. GOD. THIS IS AMAZING!!! SOOOO COOOL!!!! Wish I could read the manuscript! But, at least, when the contracts are signed, and everything is everything, I want the title. I'll buy an advance copy.

Your email is marketing genius. Perfect, and if it doesn't get a lot of attention, then those other agents are just too damn busy.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Peace <3
Jay

Arizaphale said...

Fingers crossed.....nicely written. And poignant for you too I should imagine...

naturgesetz said...

Here's hoping one of them likes it enough to pick it up. Good luck.

Keep us informed about how it goes.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Sounds like a good read and a tragic story. I hope it (and you) have a great future!