You might wonder what I'm doing when I'm not doing what I usually do (dobee dobee doo!).
I'm going to be reading. I've cleared out most of the partials and almost all the queries. What's left are the fulls, and there are a lot. The oldest (to my everlasting shame) is from August. The most recent was requested
Mostly I try to get fulls turned around in a month but it's been a busy busy fall so I'm behind. I literally cannot stand to start the new year with a backlog so I'm very motivated to get caught up by 12/28.
Once the fulls are caught up, and everyone who wants to go to the dance gets signed up**, then its on to the fun part: planning submissions.
The only thing more fun than submissions is a big fat auction, but those are nerve wracking too. Submissions are just fun. I get to talk to people who love books about a great book and why they want to read it. I just love it.
So, let the countdown begin!
**which means if you've got a full out to an agent, don't forget that we do a lot of our reading in the last half of December. That's NOT the time to ignore your email or put your phone on no-ring.