STATUS: Happy. I officially didn’t really work today.
What song is playing on the iPod right now? CNN—my husband is watching while I write this blog.
I had lunch with a good agent friend of mine. We were lamenting the tough market in the UK and why we couldn’t seem to break into that market with our U.S. projects.
I just heard news a couple of weeks ago about a hot project of mine getting some attention from the Publishers across the Pond. This project had gone to second reads, to ed. Board, and many a furious email had passed between all parties involved.
Ultimately, a pass.
In actuality, a UK sale (or non-sale) is no indicator of how well a project will do. The British market is tough and very tight. A break-in there just wants to feel like a big step.
Sometimes though, a UK sale is last (after a project has succeeded in the U.S.) rather than first.
Yep, short and sweet because it’s Friday.
Off to happy hour and then dinner at Bobby Flay’s restaurant near Union Square. Back in the office on Monday.