Friday, July 17, 2009

Update on post below

I received three emails this morning from forlorn authors wondering why I hadn't replied to their queries since, as devoted blog readers, they read the post below and saw "done."

My foot sure looks lovely with that nice hole I shot in it my ownself, doesn't it.

Here's the scoop: the post below was for ONE day of queries. I've still got 46 in the pending file. That means if you received an email saying "this is not a form rejection, I just need more time" I do have your query, and I have not yet read it.

If you've sent me a query (via email) and have NOT heard back at all (and you have avoided the category of emails I don't feel compelled to answer--see blogroll) then write again.

Sorry for the confusion, and the consternation.


Aimee K. Maher said...

I really do not envy being you. Do not.

Laurel said...

Do you ever weep tears of blood? Seriously, how do your eyes not bleed?

The single biggest reason I would never ever ever want your job is that reading for me is strictly a pleasure. I would quit, be fired, or starve if I had to read as much as you because I HAD to.

Stephanie, PQW said...

I just want to say, as a writer swirling around the slush pile of the publishing world: YOU ROCK!

Thank you for the manner in which you do business.

DebraLSchubert said...

Thanks for the communication. We can't help it if we're loyal sheep. BAAA!!!

Steve Stubbs said...

We had a politician here many years ago who always preferred to use a nine millimeter automatic when he shot himself in the foot. That way if he ran out of ammo, he could pop in a speedloader and start blasting away again.

For awhile there I thought Mark Sanford had bought this earlier politician's nine from him. Then as the news continued to come out, I realized Sanford prefers to use a machine gun.

The point being, the very best of us do it. There is just something about those manicured and painted toes that is too inviting a target.

If you accept two fulls a night you are the most generous agent in the world. Your forlorn writers should keep that in mind.