No, not really.
Most days, I start with coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle.
I feel smart as hell on Monday.
By Friday, I'm hiding behind the plant, weeping.
And I spend time reading reviews of client's upcoming books.
And then sending them out to bookstores or to bloggers who write about mysteries.
And sometimes I get very nice notes from people.
This one is from Kari Dell. Notice that lovely bookmark! I know you want one.
You can get your mitts on one at the Buns and Roses Tea for Literacy if you sit at Kari Dell's table. Details here.
And sometimes I get nice notes from clients who are travelling.
I'm here, auditing their royalty statements of course.
And I read a lot of lit mags and journals, hunting up interesting new writers, and scoping out places for my clients short stories.
And we all read Vanity Fair cause we need to keep up on the Zeitgeist.
And this doesn't count publishers' catalogs** which I look at almost every day, Publishers Marketplace, Publishers Weekly, my incoming email, or the comments on this blog.
No, I don't spend all day reading queries, but I do spend a big chunk of it READING!
**latest find in catalog that utterly charmed me: Snappsy The Alligator.