Hi, folks. I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long. The world of job searching, freelancing,temping and home-selling has consumed all my spare time. Even my writing has suffered and you know what that does to a writer.
2. Many of you know I have a working relationship with the Book Doctors, who are some of the finest examples of human beings I know. (If you’re not reading their book, why NOT?) They cautioned writers in general NOT to submit to agents in New York right now. It’s common sense, but bears repeating especially to those of us who are so absorbed in our work we’re not aware of the world. The East Coast was SLAMMED by Frankenstorm. (It seems wrong to call this thing “Sandy.”) Have some compassion. Let them clear a way to their offices, turn the power on and mourn their losses. They will thank you by not pitching your mss and blacklisting your names. Seriously. They take the lack of sympathy as a sign of your personality and who wants to work with someone that crass?
My prayers and sympathy are with those people who have lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods. God bless.