There's a new post at QueryShark this morning and revisions to #303 and #309.
I've been prepping for the reading hiatus. What kind of prep do you need for reading, other than laying in extra eyeballs? Well, in my case, I wanted to make sure I only read manuscripts that were still available, so I had to sort out ones that had been withdrawn for any reason. Withdrawals are usually because a writer accepted other representation before I could get my fangs into the work. While I try to update as things happens, sometimes I get busy and don't.
I also want to make sure I read the most current version. All y'all have a habit of tinkering with your work while it waits to be read. I'm always glad to read the most recent, hopefully best, version, so sometimes I have three or four copies of a ms. Again I try to tidy up as I go, but there are always a few stragglers.
So, I make sure that every requested full is numbered correctly, there's an email file with all the email from that author, and the author is tagged as a requested full in my address book.
But, two hours later, it's all tidy, and I'm ready to dive in. I had to force myself to remember I have to work on something else today, because looking through those requests yesterday made me realize how much good stuff awaits!
And it's summer so I'm moving furniture in my apartment.
What's something you do at the start of summer?