As I went from track to track, I found that I could tell within the first few chords whether the music was right for me or not--not too heavy, not too energetic, but melodic and tender.
I knew in a flash if the piece was by Bartok (whose music I dislike) or Bach (whose music I love), if it was orchestral or choral, if it was raucous or lilting. I didn't have to listen to the whole piece to know what I wanted.
And this, I think, is how it is with agents. It works the same way for them. They can tell in the first few lines if your book is what they're looking for.
Why would you listen to Bartok when you can have Bach?
"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about,
but the music the words make."
Spring is still holding out on us. I would love to see some green grass and cherry blossoms in time for my daughter's bridal shower next weekend. My book, "Empower!" should be available soon. Lots going on...