"Any self-respecting agent can visually tell within 20 or 30 seconds of looking at unsoliciated submissions, both the letter of submission and the manuscript, whether the book is any good or not."
Giles Gordon, Literary Agents, The Role of the Literary Agent (Artists and Writers YearBook 2008)
Now I'm going to start obsessing about the first page of my novel AGAIN!
I've worked on that page SO MANY times and listened to it using Natural Reader SO MANY TIMES that now, when I think about it, I can hear the half-human-half-computer voice reading it out word for word in my head!
Okay, time to shut the book and start editing (honest).
p.s. I thought the section "How to attract the attention of a literary agent" was very good.