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On The Last Day Of December

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STATUS: The usual. I slammed every day as we wind down to the agency closing on December 14, 2012.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR by Mikey Wax

On the last day of December, my true inbox sent to me:

12    Eggnog Chai’s a-drinking
11    queries reading
10    royalty statement reviewing
9     checks depositing
8    Foreign deals a-doing
7    Payments a-processing
6     full manuscripts left a-reading
5     contracts done
4     calling clients
3     client fulls
2     pecan sandies

And a Party in the New Year!

A heads up if you aren’t on our newsletter circulation or on FB, Nelson Literary Agency is now closed to queries for the holidays. We wanted to make sure we finished reading every query, every submitted sample page, and all the remaining full manuscripts in our queue.

To do that, we closed queries on Monday, December 3. Anything incoming will now get our auto-respond email.

But never fear, we’ll be back in full form starting on January 2 2013. We’d be happy to read your query then.


5 Responses

  1. KHC said:

    Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year. Thank you for your cheerful posts. You give us all inspiration to keep on working!

  2. Stephanie Nash said:

    Ooohhh…so that’s why it takes so long to hear back from agents. And here I thought you had nothing more important to do than to sit around your office and read queries! Thanks for the inside look at what you guys are really doing….it makes waiting sooo much easier!

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