It’s been a while since I’ve done a day in the life post so I thought I’d check in. The last two weeks have actually been painfully quiet. You can definitely tell it’s August and everyone is on vacation. I’ve been having periodic conversations with editors about various things, but other than that I’ve been doing what everyone should do in August. I’ve been catching up. I have to say, it’s amazing.
My submission piles have gone down significantly. Of course they’ve gone up too. The other day I recieved seven! full manuscripts. Amazing. I didn’t even know I had requested that many. Clearly I’m seeing some really great material cross my desk. And it’s been lots of fun. As of this writing I haven’t made any calls, but I’m hoping there’s a real keeper in that stack.
What else have I been up to? I’m currently in the middle of submitting a nonfiction project I’m very excited about, I’ve been reading and critiquing/revising client manuscripts. So thrilling to see the ideas they’re coming up with as well as the work they’re doing. Some of the critiquing has been for material I’ll hopefully be ready to submit soon and others has been for already contracted material. I have a couple of projects under serious consideration with publishers–I’m just waiting for the calls–and of course I’ve been reviewing contracts, hounding editors about payments, making sure the bills are paid and catching up on fun reading.
For now I’m off to read yet another full manuscript. I’ll keep you posted!