Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Discovering a Gem

Today is a reading day.  Actually this whole week should be.  I am very behind on reading manuscripts that have time constraints on them.  I have manuscripts from authors that need to be "accepted", proposals and partials to read to take to acquisitions, a couple from agents with timeframes, manuscripts that I sent back for revisions, etc.  And now, I've been tasked to acquire 3 very specific manuscripts for a project.
I have no complaints there.  Reading manuscripts and finding a "gem" totally rock.  One of the best parts of my job.  And today I am excited because I believe I found a manuscript for my new project.  I know I shouldn't be too excited - I'm on page 45... but still...  the writing and voice are great.  The dead body was found around page 35.  :)  Things are looking good!

Since I started here at MI, I believe I've found a few gems.  Lois Winston, Alice Loweecey, Carol Culver, Jessie Chandler, Robin Allen, Beth Groundwater, Jennifer Harlow and Darrell James all make debuts with Midnight Ink this year.  Wow.  That is amazing.  Besides these new authors, we also have new series by Midnight Ink authors Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore, Alan Orloff, Amy Patricia Meade and a second series by Beth Groundwater.  That makes for a lot of new material for 2011.  2012 won't have as many new authors, but I do have a few surprises up my sleeve.  :)  You'll just have to stay tuned.  One of them may very well be the manuscript I started today.


Beth Groundwater said...

I love being called a gem! Thanks, Terri. And I love working with you. I wanted to let you know, too, that I will make a very cool announcement on Inkspot tomorrow morning. :)

Jess Lourey said...

Whee for finding a gem! I love random reinforcement. I agree that the list of authors you've discovered is pretty amazing, as well. I've been talking up Jessie Chandler's book in particular since I finished it--what a good read! I'm jealous at how far out of the park she hit her first ball.

Robin Allen said...

Thanks for giving all of us a chance to sparkle, Terri!


Terri Bischoff said...

I do have one of the best jobs on the planet.

Lois Winston said...

Terri, I like being called a gem, too. Can I be a diamond? I've decided I really like diamonds. Wish I had some big ones but if I can't have one, being one is second best. ;-D

I'm making my way through all my fellow M'inker's books. After Jess's comment about Jessie's book, looks like that one's going to the top of the TBR pile.