In the countless articles I’ve read about agents and what they’re looking for when they’re reading a manuscript from an unknown author, one phrase has popped up consistently: Make me miss my stop. (You’ll find that the bulk of literary agents work in NYC and commute there via subway or trains.)
It’s an apt phrase, I think. When I read, I, too, want to become absorbed in what I’m reading, so much so that the outside world stops, that the noise I live with quiets, that when I look up from my book or e-reader and see that it’s two in the morning, I have no idea how it happened.
As a writer, I endeavor to write fiction and nonfiction that’ll make you “miss your stop,” figuratively and literally (should you be reading my work when you’re riding the rails).
This blog celebrates and is dedicated to that concept.