All your questions answered!
Reader Sam writes:
"Is it tradition to wrap your book with a bow when dropping off to an agent? Is this an industry wide practice, or is this just a nicety you do for your agent? Should I practice my bow tying to impress an agent should I decide to ever write a novel?" - Sam, from Hawaii
Well, Sam, yes. Yes, it is. The reason so many manuscripts get rejected is because so many beginning writers do not know how to tie a bow. Plus the color coordination of the bow with the address label (note my "robin's egg blue" in yesterday's photo) is also important. Plus, stalkerish leaving it in the hall before 8 a.m. is a nice touch. Do all these things, and you'll slide into print!!