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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What I See a Lot of In Proposals (and Novels)

I am well into my fourth year as an acquisitions editor and after all this time I feel compelled to mention that the amount of coffee mentioned in proposals (particularly in contemporary fiction) and CBA novels I've seen is crazy.

And often not just mentions, but eloquent raptures on the drink. Or, quite often, heroes and heroines who can't function without the stuff. Ah caffeine--the evangelical crack.

Don't know why I'm mentioning other than I've just looked at three proposals in a row that should be underwritten by Starbucks. And perhaps to warn you that making coffee-addiction/devotion a character-trait is perhaps not as original as you might think.

In the holy name of Juan Valdez, go in peace.