Saturday, August 12, 2006
From the slush...
Well, I have to run to work so perhaps I can "chat" more later. In the meantime, since it's my day to post, here are a few images of the slush/contest pile at Random House. Want to know why it takes so long to hear back? This is why! I do commend them for their organization. This does make me wonder, though, why I got discovered from the slush in the first place. I had no connections... I didn't know what I was doing... yet someone pulled my half-baked MS out of the pile and bothered to respond. I will be forever grateful to my editor, then at RH now at Viking, for giving me that chance. If she didn't, I may be working for minimum wage and doing something awful like working at a register right now! Oh... wait... I do DO that. Feel free to find me at Union Sq B&N and watch me grumble as I make change hour after hour after hour. Ho-hum, so booooring and mindless. Still, I wouldn't be where I am today, with my 5th book coming out in Oct. and 4 more under contact if I weren’t given that chance! I would be twice the loser I am today!
The wonderful designer who works on my books told me I need to stop fussing with photos and this blog and get back to work! So I shall….