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Pulling A Part-Nighter

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STATUS: It’s after midnight so I’m very ready to go to sleep.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? JACKSON by Johnny Cash

It doesn’t happen often but every once in a while, I’ll pull a late night to push through to the end of a client edit. However, since my brain is now feeling a bit fuzzy, I’ll wait until the clarity of morning (and a nice chai latte) to actual put words to paper for my revision suggestions. Luckily for me, this is the second look at this particular manuscript and the client did a mighty fine job on the revision so we are really just looking at tweaking.

As most agents will tell you, the only time we get a chance to read (uninterrupted) is after office hours. In fact, I never do reading while at the office. There are just too many normal daily issues that need attending to. April/October is our busiest royalty period so a lot of statements are coming in just about every day. That along with current submissions, an issue with an upcoming release, cover discussions, getting ready for Frankfurt, there just aren’t enough hours in the day it seems.

Tomorrow evening is already spoken for with the Colorado Book Awards. Wish Kim Reid luck as her memoir NO PLACE SAFE is in the running.

Chutney has now tucked her head under my knee so that’s the biggest sign that it’s time to call it a day (or should I say, a night?)

6 Responses

  1. Deaf Brown Trash Punk said:

    the only time i have time to read books is when i am stuck in traffic during rush hour.

    oh I didnt know that April-October is the busiest time of the year. I actually would have thought that’d be less busy, due to the summer.

    Frankfurt was awesome. you will like it, hopefully!

  2. Kasie West said:

    As the mother of four I get my best work done between the hours of 8pm-1am (my “after hours”), so I know what you mean about uninterrupted time to tackle a project.

    Are you the hardest working agent in the universe or am I just bias because I read your blog everyday (which I don’t know how you manage to keep up on with everything else you do)? Hmm….well, either way you have to at least be tied for first place. Speaking of awards, good luck Kim Reid.

  3. Cindy Procter-King said:

    When I read posts like this that outline exactly how much work certain agents do, well, my hat is off to you.

    (And lest blog readers think I’m just buttering up Kristin, I’m not – she’s already rejected my latest project) (but very nicely). 🙂