Mar 13, 2011

The Hiatus

Hello All!

So we've been kinda busy.  Like busy busy.  And busy is always good.

Most of our time has been filled with things like revisions (ongoing), projects on submission, books being sold, contracts being negotiated, film deals being closed, foreign deals being translated (ha--not exactly), queries/manuscripts being read, meetings being met (teehee, okay now I'm just getting silly) and all that good stuff.

And there is more good stuff to come.  But in the mean time, we need to take a short blogging hiatus.  While we're gone, there are a number of fun blogs to read in the mean time.

Such as....

Confessions of Suite 500, agent Suzie Townsend's blog and where I occasionally guest blog.

La Vie en Prose, a blog run by Janet Reid's assistant Meredith Barnes.

Query Shark, need I say more?

Neverending Page Turner, run by Kathleen Ortiz and her digital media genius!

And of course, if you don't already read Janet Reid's blog, Kristin Nelson's blog, or Rachelle Gardner's blog you should.

As for us, we'll be back and running again by May 1, starting with a blog post about a truly evil and villainous boy named Zachary Ruthless. If you'd like to get a head start, you can pre-order Zachary's first book, The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless through Amazon, IndieBound, or Barnes & Noble.

And if you're interested in the status of our submissions, check the Query Log at the top of the blog, which we will be updating regularly.

See you guys, soon!

PS - if you get bored, you can practice your evil laugh.  Check it out.


Anonymous said...

Something is amiss with your Query Log. It hasn't been updated in over two weeks. Have you just not read any queries since then? If so, there are 208 poor bastards (at least) in queue who probably think they've been rejected even though their query hasn't even been read yet.


Joanna said...

Dear Anonymous--

Thank you for pointing this out. I am updating the Query Log now.

And I'm not sure that those "poor bastards" would think they've been rejected if the date in the Query Log says March 8th. It's why we put in the date, so they KNOW when it was last updated. If they sent after that date, why would they assume this?

Also, anyone who queries us receives an Auto-response that their query was received and that we will respond within 2 weeks if we are interested.

I appreciate your reminder.