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Pub Horror Stories—Just In Time For Halloween

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STATUS: I was a submission demon today. Two projects went out to many an excited editor. And I’ll know tomorrow whether I’ll be setting up an auction for a project already out and about.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? MOONLIGHT LADY by Julio Iglesias (man, that is one sexy voice)

I have to send you over to Rachel’s blog today. She literally summed up my last couple of weeks on the job (except she doesn’t have the fabulous Sara to help her but sounds like she could use a Sara-clone.) Are we living parallel lives?

And you know what’s even stranger? I, too, wear a size 6 ½ in footwear so we can literally walk in each other’s shoes.

Watch your closet Rachel! The Midnight Shoe Snatcher might be on the loose.

And the savvy Bella Stander is blogging about publicity horror stories on her blog—just in time for Halloween.

How perfect is that?

I wish I had a horror story of my own to share but besides the person calling and leaving a query pitch on the voicemail today (despite the fact the recording clearly says no phone queries), there’s nothing very horrific going on. I have no horror clients. I’m not even sure I have an editor horror story to share.

Wait I have one.

I once had to hang up on an editor because she was screaming so loud during a phone negotiation that I had to hold the phone a foot away from my ear. I interrupted and asked her to call back when she felt more able to discuss the terms and I hung up.

Hasn’t ever happened since because now I won’t submit to her. Problem solved!

And check the blog early tomorrow. You are in a for a super Halloween treat.


6 Responses

  1. Maprilynne said:

    A super halloween treat? I’m expecting a request for my full first thing in the morning!:) Totally kidding.:)
    But it sounds fun . . . I’m all curious now.:)

  2. FighterGirl said:

    I’m just interested that MOONLIGHT LADY is on your ipod. I haven’t heard that song since my mom (apparently) stopped being in love with Julio a while back. Though I suspect she still carries a torch…

  3. Anonymous said:

    Yeah, it really is that busy. I’m not trying to scare writers, because I still read my queries, but it might help them not wonder so often, “What’s taking the agent so long to respond? Shouldn’t an agent always answer a query letter immediately?”
    -Rachel Vater

  4. Termagant 2 said:

    Good for you, to call a halt with an editor who can’t do business on a businesslike basis. I wish more of us had the moxie to call rude behavior what it is, and pull that card out of our Rolodex.

    Just my $0.02.