STATUS: Tuesdays that are really Mondays are never my favorite but I did have a great weekend. Saw INVINCIBLE. You know my love for sports films. Okay, not a great work of art and certainly not in the top 10 list but fun to watch nonetheless. Is it me or does Mark Wahlberg seem a little small to play a football player?
What’s playing on the iPod right now? BEEN SO LONG by Anita Baker
Nothing drives me more crazy than interested writers who refuse to follow directions that are clearly listed on the website.
In fact, I don’t know any agents who accept email query attachments unless specifically requested so there is no excuse for this cluelessness.
Today Sara and I tried to download the weekend email queries into Outlook—which is usual. Since we haven’t even opened the program since Friday, there are usually quite a few queries that come in.
Well, it just froze. After numerous tries, we gave up. I finally went into the emailbox via the web. Some yahoo had sent me a 4 MB file containing his or her children’s picture book.
And I don’t even rep children’s picture books
I probably don’t need to tell you what I did with this excessively large file.
Another yahoo sent his proposal three times—all equaling more than 2 MB.
And I was wondering why we were having trouble accessing the queries. We certainly have high speed internet here but sometimes it just can’t handle 7 MBs worth of stuff and not want to time out.
Happiness from my lovely 3-day weekend immediately dispelled because it took us over an hour to fix the situation and download the queries of writers who actually followed the instructions.
Trust me, this is not how you want to gain our attention with your query. No attachments.
I mean it.
(Does anyone want a peanut?)