Monday, March 22, 2010

My Opinion Is...

Everyone has their opinions. About everything: religion, politics, music, movies, books, how to raise children. I'm the first one to put my hand in the air and say, "listen to what I think!" Some people like this about me. Some people not so much. Too bad, I say. (Hey, that sounds like an opinion!)

Agents in the publishing industry are no different. If a writer queries an agent that agent has an opinion about the novel. I sent out two queries last week for my suspense novel Don't Play With Fire. One agent gave me her opinion, which wasn't I love it, and then told me to take her opinion with a grain of salt. What do you suppose that means?

I'll tell you what it means. Opinions are not facts. So, she didn't like my novel, big deal. Another agent will have a different opinion. If I look around long enough I'll find the agent whose opinion is the same as mine.

Should we refrain from giving our opinions? No. If I'm asked for an opinion then brace yourself because I'm going to give it. Do we offer our unsolicitied opinions? Well, the PC answer is "no," but I admit there are times when my opinion is out there for the whole world to hear before I can stop it. Oops!

I love people with an opinion. Tell me what you think, don't hold back. I want to hear your views on religion, politics, music, movies, books and even tips on how to parent. Then guess what I'm going to do. Take it with a grain of salt!

Talk to you later...


  1. Hi Stacey! Love your Blog. Wouldn't the world be boring without opinions? I think that it's great to express your opinion...AS LONG AS you can accept that others may not share your view. It's always fun to find out why others feel the way they do. Discussion is healthy as long as it is done with an open heart and an open mind.

  2. Boy do I have opinions! And I'm quick to offer them. If someone starts complaining about their comes my opinion. You don't have to do what I suggest, but at least try to alter your situation before opening your mouth with the same complaint.

    This country was founded on the right to our opinion (along with life style preferences, religion choices, etc.) Listening to others' opinions could broaden your own horizons and views.

    I say, share your opinion…but don't shove it down the throats of others and infringe on their rights.

    And THAT is strictly "my opinion". :)

  3. I don't need to tell you that I can be very opinionated. As they say, the apple does not fall far from the tree. However, since opposite opinions can often offend others, I don't offer one unless asked to. But then, look out!

    If you can't stand the heat, then don't play with fire --- And that is my opinion!!