STATUS: TGIF! Tonight I’m volunteering for the Denver Parade of Lights. My hubby and I did this last year and it was a blast. We held and manipulated the enormous Rudolph the Reindeer balloon. This year we have the Parade Mascot—a Penguin. Happy feet!
What’s playing on the iPod right now? LUSH LIFE by Natalie Cole
We are heading into the holiday dead zone of publishing. Sounds like it should be some cheesy horror film, doesn’t it?
I and almost every agent friend I have are completely slammed right now. Why? Because most of us won’t submit projects after the first week in December so it’s next week or bust (we wait until 2007).
Man, it’s weird writing that. I can’t believe it’s 2007 already.
But here’s the reason why we don’t submit much after the first week in December. A lot of editors take extra holiday time around this time of year because publishing slows down. So a lot of key decision makers tend to leave the office early and if you have a project generating excitement… editors have to confer with those key people.
It’s just too frustrating so we wait until the calendar turns to the new year.
Unless you get it out my next week that is… hence the mad scramble.