Inbox Wishing

June 11th, 2009 • Kate

wish_listOne of the questions posed on yesterday’s Ask Me Anything! post was about what I wish were in my inbox. Let’s see: A personal invitation from George Clooney to spend the rest of the summer with him at his house on Lake Como; an email from my local theatre with free passes to every movie I ever want to see there, with no expiration date; several offers from publishers for the books I have currently on submission; and notification of payment on all the deals I’ve concluded recently.

Or did you mean in terms of queries? Oh. I see. Rexroth, you would totally be invited to Clooney’s place, too, I swear!

Ahem.

So, what QUERIES do I wish were in my inbox? I’d love a paranormal that isn’t the same old vampires, werewolves, fairies, ghosts, or guardian angels. I don’t know what it WOULD be, but it’d be fresh and different — maybe from a teen boy’s point of view, just for a change.

I’d love a YA sports book with a gymnast or an ice skater that feels believable, and doesn’t need to end at the Olympics. I love Love LOVE the movie Stick It — where’s THAT book?

I want a teen detective story a la Veronica Mars (did you know you can watch full episodes on TheWB.com?), but it needs to be about a personal crime, not murder — I don’t know if I can suspend my disbelief to go with a teenager investigating something too big.

I want more realistic middle grade stories, a la Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out Of A Tree.

Oh, and I wouldn’t mind an email from Joss Whedon offering his novel to me to represent, or a query from any of the writers who have worked on one of his shows.

That’s it, I guess. I don’t sit around wishing for something — I’m too busy reading the stories you guys think are worth telling, and hoping that I find something among my querypile that makes me forget what I don’t have, and get excited about your story.

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9 Responses to “Inbox Wishing”

  1. Shawna Says:

    I sincerely hope you get what you're wishing for, in ahh, the query department at least. I think George Cloony might be busy this summer…

  2. Jamie Harrington Says:

    Man oh man I love me some Veronica Mars. Logan and V–just so hot. Now that's chemistry, and with the guy you never expected!

  3. Kiki Hamilton Says:

    Daphne says: "I’d love a paranormal that isn’t the same old vampires, werewolves, fairies, ghosts, or guardian angels. I don’t know what it WOULD be, but it’d be fresh and different — maybe from a teen boy’s point of view, just for a change."

    pssssttt…check out PULSE….

  4. Megan Says:

    Nice wishing!

    Writers, get your pens ready!

    Can you post one of those in my inbox rants again?!

    Like when you go thru, say what the query is and then why or why not your going to regret/accept it?!

    Those ones are so awesome and helpful!

  5. Jamie Says:

    ^^

  6. Alex Fayle | Someday Says:

    Nice list – and now that you've put it out there I'm certain that someone will provide you with exactly what you're looking for! (Or at least you'll see what you might have missed from not being clear on your wishes).

  7. Matthew Says:

    Daphne, I sent a query to you at queries@ktliterary.com on 6/2/09 that was about a YA paranormal novel that I've written from a teenaged boy's point of view. The story doesn't have any wizards, witches, werewolves, vampires or faeries but it does have an interesting new twist on magic. You have not replied to ask for pages or to reject, so I am sure you are just very busy and haven't read it yet. You should ask for the manuscript because based on your post I bet you would love the story.

  8. stina Says:

    Yes please. No more faerie stories. They're all starting to sound the same.

  9. andrea rosero Says:

    Interesting list.

    I hope any of that points make real. Maybe the george clooney part.. take care.