Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚

@lydia_sharp

YA author @Scholastic rep'd by @bradfordlit | THE NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE ~ 3.3.20 | Senior Editor & Acquisitions Manager @entangledpub | they/them/their

Wonderland

Entangled Publishing

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q10: contemp romance: language feels too old. I can't see the target reader connecting with this. Also not sure what the conflict is. Pass.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q9: YA sci-fi: I opened the sample pages on this so fast I broke my wrist. WOW this looks good. Hoping it doesn't fall apart in the middle.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q8: contemp romance: query is well-written & the conflict is clear, but unfortunately this is just not my cuppa. Someone else might love it.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q7: category romance: this sounds sexy & fun, exactly what I'm looking for, excuse me while I snatch it up before another editor sees it...

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q6: historical romance: SIX PARAGRAPHS about the author before the pitch. Sorry but that doesn't matter one whit unless I like your book.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q5: contemp romance: main conflict is unclear; no through-line in the premise, just a list of random events; no hook, nothing grabs

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q4: category romance: query is 100% about the author and 0% about the story. Don't do this.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q3: YA contemp: query is too vague, conflict isn't clear, there's no hook, nothing in this grabs and demands attention

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q2: category romance: 3 paragraphs about the author before we get to the pitch. The pitch is all character background, no conflict or story.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 6 Oct 2017

Q1: new adult contemp: internship rather than college setting--good, feels different. Romantic conflict unclear, tho, and 110K+ is too long.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q10: YA dystopian. Not seeing this as much as we used to FINALLY but it still has to grab. This feels like the same old thing, unfortunately

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q9: YA fantasy. Protag feels old, like a middle-aged person with middle-aged problems. Dull conflict. No fresh twist or hook.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q8: YA paranormal. Cute title. Premise sounds cute too, but the hook doesn't grab. Also not really looking for "cute" or "campy" paranormal.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q7: YA paranormal. Hard to explain why in a tweet but it seems this story might take a turn toward bi-shaming & I'm really not here for that

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q6: YA fantasy: Query is too wordy but has some interesting elements. Took a peek at the sample pages--writing is amateur & POV too distant.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q5: YA contemp set in the 1990s. Unfortunately this is considered historical, also a tough era to sell. This has no hook, just random events

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q4: YA contemp. Too literary, not high concept. Potential for an emotional story, tho. This could find a good home with another publisher.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q3: YA fantasy: Word count feels low at 72K. I worry it's underdeveloped. Query too focused on minute details. Can't pinpoint main conflict.

Lydia Sharp ☕❤📚 @lydia_sharp · 28 Sep 2017

Q2: YA horror. This genre is really not my thing, sorry. Gender reassignment + labeling it "horror" makes this REALLY not my thing. 😬