Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wish time!

All of you who want me to go through my snail mail queries faster are about to get your wish, since it's time for me to clean off my desk, while Chkdsk runs again! Chkdsk and I are friends. =) Can you tell that I really need a more reliable main hard drive?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Biting my nails....

BuffySquirrel said...

Damn, and I didn't send it, again. Wouldn't you know.

Kiwi said...

Best of luck to those of you waiting on Jenny to read your query.

And to those of you who don't receive the news you'd hoped for. Two words; never give up!

Ben S. D. said...

My God...I just thought of a horribly cruel prank. What if some of your clients got together and just decided to send you like 50 e-mail queries a day for one week under different names, and for completely fake projects? You know, like a April Fool's joke gone terribly wrong...

Oh, man. I have no idea why I thought of this, but based on the amount of queries you already receive, I could think of nothing more evil. LOL ;)

Jenny Rappaport said...

I would kill you, Ben. =)

Ben S. D. said...

Sorry. My brain works funny sometimes. ;)

BuffySquirrel said...

Kiwi, post-modern arithmetic is never going to catch on.

James Dashner said...

Ben, that is an absolutely cruel and horrific idea. I love it! But let's be sure NOT to tell Jenny about it. Doh!

I give a sincere "good luck" to all of you querying Jenny. I've been amazed at how proficient she is at what she does, and at how well she stays in touch and keeps us informed. I'm proud to be her favorite client. (Did I say that out loud?)

Obvious but good advice: Be sure and keep your queries short and to the point---all you have to do is intrigue an agent with a couple of sentences, and they'll ask for chapters.

And then, send her chapters that don't suck.

(The above advice is given free of charge.)

kiwi said...

Buffysquirrel, I take it you haven't heard of chaos theory, then? You know, the notion that events are overdetermine; that there is no predetermined causation. This, it could be argued, and argued and argued and argued ... is the equivalent of postmodern math. Remember the scientific/academic maxim: hold all truth tentatively; the certainties of today are the fallacies of tomorrow. Though just quietly, I find the fallacies to be more interest, often time.

Besides, MY arithmetic is frequently post-modern. Just the other day a shopkeeper had the audacity to call it shoplifting! Since when did 5 + 5 = 10?

And yes, the randomness of this post is appreciated. LOL

Ben: Re: your chagrin of foreign athletes playing for their nation of origin after playing elsewhere: Think about who employs these athletes and why. It’s all about the money, baby; athletes, foreign or otherwise, are the currency of the sports industry. Winning teams put bums on seats … you get the picture. Just another perspective.

Ben S. D. said...

kiwi: Thanks for the reply, but it'd be cool if you could do that on my blog in the future. After all, this be Jenny's blog, so it's not exactly the place to reply to MY blog. You know? No offense meant. :)

kiwi said...

You're right of course. My apologies to Jenny. The reason I didn't reply on your blog, was because I couldn't do so anonymously.

Putting my response to your posting here was part of the 'post-modern' thing that Buffysquirrel started above. Great blog by the way. I enjoy reading it even if I can't comment.

kiwi said...

by the way Ben. Your idea for an April-fools prank--loved it! When I was looking for an agent some time ago, there was this really nasty individual who absolutely tore my manuscript to pieces, I mean rabid! ... if I had the time, gods, I would be so tempted.

BuffySquirrel said...

Bring out the butterfly that miscounted your words for you and it and I will talk :D.

kiwi said...

ah, buffysquirrel is theory literate ... no surprise there.

Is it just me, or do others find it unnerving when you’re caught in the considering gaze of a furry little critter. Just look at buffysquirrel’s picture and tell me that’s not evil waiting to happen! Gods, it gives me the shivers. That dark beady little eye! Watching , watching, always watching.

BuffySquirrel said...

*blinks*