On Twitter, there’s a special hashtag called #MSWL. It stands for “Manuscript Wishlist.”
It’s used by literary agents and the like every so often to let people know what they specifically want in the latest novels.
I was reading Gasp by Lisa McMann last week and something in the novel happened that brought tears to my eyes. For those of you who have never read the book, but it’s on your TBR list I won’t say too much.
I’ll just say that they weren’t happy or sad tears; they were worried tears.
I don’t know what made me think of it, but then I thought about the hashtag and I realized something.
If I was a literary agent my #MSWL would most likely be for a book to make me cry; whether it was happy or sad or anger or what have you.
I like a good cry. I want a book that gets me so emotionally invested that I cry.
That’s when I know the book has let me escape reality; even if it’s only for 300 pages.
If you want to know more about #MSWL, check out their website here.