In other news, have you seen John Green’s post about big advances vs. small advances? What’s your take? Would you rather have more money up front, or the possibility of more later? Basically, are you a gambler? You can post your comments here, or add them to the already fascinating discussion on John’s blog.
Jen asked on my post yesterday if I’d brought a camera on my trip to NYC, and though I have, I’m not toting it around during my meetings. Why? Because they all look like this — cups of coffee or tea or hot chocolate and conversation. There’s not all that much to see. Yes, sure, I do occasionally take meetings with editors in their offices, but think about where you spend most of your day, or what your work space looks lie — would you really want someone coming in and taking a picture of it to post on the internets?
I read fellow Colorado literary agent Rachelle Gardner’s blog post the other day about the Zero Inbox, and though I could manage to pat myself on a back a bit for usually keeping my inbox down to a manageable level — I only leave messages in it that I have yet to act on, and try to keep those to a minimum — the truth is I see this as part and parcel of one of the problems in multitasking.