As agents, we often find projects that are, in our opinions, AMAZING! But, in the end, no matter how hard we try, the story gets no leverage out there and ends up sitting on a shelf just waiting for another chance to maybe come back to life.
I will be very honest, I have had these too!
- A Time Travel to the Civil War
- A Historical Fiction about a Spy for the North
- A Multi-cultural women's fiction dealing with abuse and arranged marriages
- A piece about arguing in favor of euthanasia in the afterworld
We have to remember that sometimes the stories are a bit too much in the "unique" side, or approaches a topic in a slightly different approach that it makes for that tough sale.
Now, does this mean we should stop writing these stories. NO WAY! Keep them coming. We have all said, time and time again, that in the end, this business is all about timing. You have to be in the right place, at the right time with the right project.