STATUS: Yes, I know. I didn’t blog yesterday. I got back to the hotel too late to form a coherent sentence. I’ll try and make up for it tonight.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? WICKED GAME by Chris Isaak
Here’s a bonus tip garnered from an informal agents’ roundtable I attended (otherwise known as the bar). We were chatting about things that might not constitute author career suicide but might come close and that is when an author disses his/her editor in a public forum (be it blog, chat loop, on website, etc.)
This might seem rather obvious as something that might not be wise to do but it’s obviously not for some folks because I heard a number of stories where an author had done just that. So let’s highlight a few things.
1. Know that the editor will always find out. (Just take my word on this. The Grapevine is powerful.)
2. This makes an editor rather disinclined to help that author (or to want to continue with that author).
These types of public proclamations do not forward a writer’s career. Enough said.
On to much more fun topics such as the first RWA Spa Day hosted by yours truly. Yep, it was good to be a Nelson Agency client on Wednesday.
My authors (and their editors who could attend plus some few key guests) had a day of pampering at the Spa at the Crescent.