The last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy and of course I love every minute of it. I’ve been catching up on a lot of reading, unfortunately for those who have sent me submissions most of it has been for clients. I’ve been brainstorming with clients, spending literally hours on the phone to come up with new ideas or help take current ideas to that next level, and I’ve been negotiating contracts (yippee!!).
So where do I stand on submissions? Here’s the count:
Queries: Unfortunately I’ve fallen very far behind I again. A few weeks ago I actually reached the 300 mark, fewer then 300 sitting in my inbox. That is such a faint memory. While I’ve made it my goal to read at least one day’s worth of queries each day, I still can’t seem to keep up. At this moment I have 584 queries in my inbox. By the time you read this I’m sure the number will have grown. I have read every query submitted up to and through March 20. If you submitted before March 20 and haven’t received a reply I haven’t received your query.
Requested Proposals and Fulls: I have been requesting fewer, but, thanks to my intern, I’m also getting through them faster. I do believe I have fewer then 25 waiting to be read and responded to and, unless I’m missing something, I have responded to everything sent to me in 2009.
I’ve loved the Summer-like weather this week and am hoping to find time today to finish one client’s proposal, another client’s manuscript and maybe, just maybe, I’ll find time this weekend to finish House Rules by Jodi Picoult. Rumor has it though that I should be expecting more client submissions in the next week.
Have a great weekend!