This is a test. This is only a test. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

We interrupt this "I am going to do tons of work! Only work! No blogging for me until I get down to ____ manuscripts in my inbox!"* program to bring you and even more important message: The most important thing is always the writing.


You could do everything I, personally, dislike--you could send me a paper form query without my name attached; you could spell my name wrong; you could know nothing about me beyond the fact that I have the word "agent" on my business card--you could even (goodness help you) call up to tell me all about your cat.

But if the writing is good, I'll forgive you. And still want to work with you.

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* I was so good about this--you'd think I'd given up blogging for Lent--that I didn't even post a "Wait! I'll be gone! I am getting closer to back on manuscript track!" post because I thought it'd hurry me along. Ha. Incidentally, I've had a lot of great work come in and am more behind than ever.

3 comments:

Karen Harrington said...

Too bad it's not possible to e-send you a nice cup of tea as well to go with all the good work. Until then, Happy Spring!

Dana Sieders said...

Um, did you actually receive a phone call from someone who wanted to tell you all about his/her kitty?

Awkward - though I'm sure it makes perfect sense in Loonyland . . .

Kevin A. Lewis said...

Actually, I like the fact you blog in between work; perhaps it's my imagination, but is the internet being saturated with agents who seem to spend more time tweeting to their many Facebook friends about their favorite gelato spots than they seem to spend working?! Your comments always seem to be industry-related as well as entertaining, and I'm starting to agree with Jonathon Franzen about the whole tweeting thing...