I opened up my gmail account this evening, the one that's connected to this blog, and found that someone (I've got their e-mail address, but won't give it to you), sent me this delightful message.
Jenny: Are you in to literature or just blogging and futzing around. I'm trying to peddle a book. And yes, it would be great to be 26 again. More power to you. [name deleted for privacy]
People that write things like this don't seem to realize that it comes off as rude.
Let's recap, shall we? I have just done five conferences in six weeks. It should have been six conferences in six weeks, but I had to cancel out of one of them because of the double ear infection I picked up. You know, the fun thing where my balance gets thrown off and I get dizzy and nauseous and take antibiotics, while being irritable and unable to concentrate.
So, besides the fact that I've been ill, which is never any fun, I've been mentally and physically exhausted from these conferences. When I go to a conference, it is almost always on the weekend, which means that I'm working six or seven day weeks. And at a conference, I always have to be "on". I'm there as a guest of the conference, so I feel that it's only natural that I put my best face forward and try and interact with as many of the conference attendees as possible.
So after six weeks of conferences, I decided that I would like a break. And so I took one this past week, due to being ill and needing to rest and decompress.
Do I need to tell you guys any of this? Not really. But I'm annoyed that some people don't seem to realize that agents are people too, and like everyone else, we need downtime.
And now, some good news. I hired an intern today. =) I interview another potential one on Monday, so keep your fingers crossed, and I may get to have two!