I feel like I’ve been reading queries and partials and fulls for days. Which I have. And will continue to do throughout the weekend in a bid to get all caught up by next week. But let’s just say it’s left me a little bit fried on everything else, shall we? (For instance, it took me three tries to spell “fried”.) All the cool nerds have been hanging out at Comic Con this week, and I’m feeling a bit jealous. I’ve been following Felicia Day on Twitter and reading all the updates from Entertainment Weekly about the Con, and I’m excited about a bunch of stuff coming up — I’ve already pre-ordered my DVD of Dollhouse and have marked my calendar for a couple of upcoming films. What about you? What aspects of nerd-vana have you excited this weekend?
News from out of the UK that you may have heard already, but it’s worth repeating. A long distinguished list of children’s authors including Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Terry Pratchett and many more have founded the site No To Age Banding to protest publishers’ decisions to start labeling their children’s books with age ranges. There’s been loads of coverage, and I encourage you to check out No To Age Banding and read for yourself their reasons for rebelling against the idea.
Sometimes I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world. I’ve got Rexroth, and Trixie, and two of publishing’s cutest dogs, plus some of the greatest clients an agent could ask for. I get to go to fun conferences in great places like San Francisco and enjoy the company of my peers, while sharing my insight on the publishing process with eager authors who welcome my opinions. But that’s not why I feel so particularly lucky today.