Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted anything. It's been a busy week; this is the last push for getting client projects out to editors this year, so I spent most of last week on the phone. That and doctors' appointments. I mentioned recently to one of my clients that I have a couple of chronic medical conditions (fibromyalgia being the main one), and that for some reason, the appointments to see my doctors cluster together every few months. Last week just happened to be one of those cluster points.
And may I say that the most depressing/bad of all those appointments was the dentist, who told me that I've developed the first cavity that I've ever had in my life. I go back on December 18th, for them to fill it, and oh dear god, they have to drill. I'm not looking forward to it at all.
Anyway, on to agenting stuff, I suppose. Are you wondering why you haven't heard back from me yet? I currently have 76 e-mails to reply to in my inbox, 189 e-queries to reply to in my Queries folder, and stacks of snail mail that are threatening to take over my desk. I'd take a picture of it, but I think it might frighten people. =) It's gotten to the point where I keep having to take Zoe off my desk when she climbs up there, since she can't get good footing and ends up slipping quite a bit. That, and she tried to climb on top of my quite-expensive, almost-brand-new, all-in-one printer thing... no kittens allowed on that!
What does next week look like, you ask? Well, I have approximately five billion editors to call, so that I can get my last two projects of the year out: a nonfiction book (which just rocks, in my opinion) and a SF novel. In fact, I have to finish reading the rewritten version of the SF novel first, before I can start getting it to the editors I want to send it to. I have my mountain of mail to conquer! I have a scarf to finish knitting; said scarf is a Hanukkah present for my mother and was started in Fall 2004, and is not yet finished. My mother is getting impatient waiting for it. =)
I also have an anime column to write, an extremely patient client in Illinois to get back to, and Hanukkah presents to shop for.... T-11 days and counting! Oh, and a book contract to finish negotiating and some goats that need to be sacrificed for the sake of an anthology that I desperately want to get sold. If no one has ever told you, mammalian sacrifice is what keeps the wheels of the publishing industry greased. Mmm, goat blood.
Finally, before I go off to try and get some proper sleep (the kitten and I took a long nap together today), I'd like to add that this past week's episode of "Battlestar Galactica" was lovely. Not only did it play around with an interesting narrative device, what with the boxing matches and the flashbacks, but oh! Lee and Kara! Please allow me my mushy moment of happiness, as Chris already heckled me during the episode while we were watching it. Any other BG fans out there? Come on over and tell me what you thought of it!