- We've seen a marked increase in queries around here, as have other agents like Jennifer Jackson and Nathan Bransford. I'm still going with my theory that people are dusting off their old novels and writing new ones because of the economy. I did a rough calculation, and if the current rate stays steady, we're due to see about 1600 more queries this year total, than I normally get. Keep sending books; I'm still looking for great clients!
- The best query we got this week was from an eleven year old in Uruguay. I LOVE young writers. Really, truly love them. Jodi and I told him to write back once he had his novel finished. I think he's my youngest person to query to date, although I've had a couple of 14 and 15 year olds query at times.
- Secret behind-the-scenes website improvements are happening at the agency website, although the changes probably won't be up for a few more weeks. But then it will be shiny, and I will dutifully announce the new shininess of the agency's website.
- There will be Book Blocks next week; they fell behind this week, and I apologize for not getting them scheduled in advance. If you are still waiting to send one in, please do. I have enough for one more week, possibly two more weeks of posts. And then it's a wrap, folks. I've been really enjoying seeing how people come up with their ideas for their books in different genres, which is really neat.
- There will be an upcoming "What Current Things Is Jenny Looking For" post, next week as well.
So instead, what I do, is I read published books. I go through them slowly, and some of them are fluff, but they let me do something that doesn't require immense amounts of concentration. So my question for my LIT SOUP readers, is what are your favorite types of comfort books to read when you're not feeling great? It's not been the best flu/cold/sinus infection/pneumonia (poor Colleen Lindsay had pneumonia!) season this year, so what have you been reading?
My latest is this one...
2009 Books Read:
6. PUPPY LOVE by Nancy Krulik
Utterly cute and fluffy, and what I would have wanted to read if I was a teenage girl mooning over a crush. I totally loved all the kissing that happened. I will be honest and say that the "saidisms" in the beginning did distract me for awhile, but once I got past that, I really fell into the story, and wanted to know how it happened. It was given to me by an editor at Simon Pulse, and I'm glad I got it. =)