What are you planning to read this summer? I tend to read loads of fantasy but I write contemporary fiction. That doesn’t mean I can’t or won’t write fantasy one day. I actually have a contemporary/sci-fi fantasy book on my to do list.
Over the last few weeks I have been pitching my manuscript and actually have a few bites. With that, I realized that I need to read the types of books I write in order to A.) know the market and B) that I could have books to compare my books to when I’m ready to pitch my book or even if I want to write a query letter to an agent.
As a rule agents want two comparable (books that can be compared to your book). So it’s important to have two comparisons of books written in the art two years. You have to see up on what is being written. Writing is an art form but it’s also a business. Why not add a few of those books on your summer reading list?