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.