STATUS: Tomorrow will be TGIT. Hey, don’t get to say that often.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? ROUTE 66 by Natalie Cole
I imagine blog readers wonder what agents do all day besides sitting around eating bon-bons and looking glamorous (which is something I’m still trying to achieve).
It’s almost 5 in the afternoon and that in itself has me scratching my head. What did I do all day?
Well, here it is in a nutshell.
1. Answered emails that didn’t get handled yesterday. This took about 2 hours.
2. RWA is fast approaching so although the NLA dinner party is all organized (thanks to Sara), I’m working on my appointments to schedule with clients, editors, etc.
3. I’m attending the Maui Writers Conference in August so this morning I worked with their travel coordinator to set up the travel.
4. At 11:30 a.m., I had a phone conference with two Hollywood producers who happen to like my books and wanted to get to know me better.
1. Started review of a Hollywood film contract for one of my clients. Got interrupted numerous times so I’m going to have to start anew tomorrow. That’s what I plan to achieve in the morning as I think most publishing folks are taking the long weekend so I probably won’t have a lot of interruptions.
2. Answered some rather urgent emails that had come in.
3. Did a phone conference between a client and the editor to discuss marketing/promotion plans for a 2009 spring release.
4. For a different client, reviewed the marketing/promo plan that I had discussed with the author’s editor earlier in the week but the editor was finally sending me the outline. Thrilled with the big plans the publisher has in mind. This title will be the hardcover lead for this publisher in spring 2009 in the adult trade market.
5. Reviewed a client payment that Sara had processed.
6. Started reading through queries that are marked for me to review (which I have neglected horribly for the last 4 weeks). I’ve read through about 70 of them but have another 100 to go. Have to leave the office soon but I’m hoping to tackle some more for the next 20 minutes.
7. Took 15 minutes to write this blog entry.