a e-mail to a book agent friend
What's doing? How's your life? Hope everything is a-ok. I'm treading water until my next job, just hanging out and living the dream.
I wanted to ask a favor of you. My friend wrote a novel a few months ago, and he's just now starting to show it around a bit. I've read it, and I think it's pretty good. Would you take a look at it, or hand it off to someone who could? I can provide you with a plot summary, if you want.
I'm around until October 12 - let's get drinks before then...