Thursday, September 18, 2014

An Announcement!

I have quite a few reasons for writing this post.

A. To announce that:



B. Which means, in case that isn't clear: I'm pregnant!

C. Which leads me to: you never know what's going on in an agent or editor's life. While I have always supported nudges after my reading period has passed, please don't go in all guns blazin' and accusatory. I nudge editors too, and it's always friendly; never want to burn bridges! Especially because, given this news:

D. My reading period has been and may continue to be slower (blog posts, particularly love/hate Wednesday, definitely became and will continue to be sporadic, too). My submission reading is all done on nights and weekends; recently, that time was taken up by fatigue (I think three naps a day and bed at 8 was my top glory moment) and routine prayer sessions to the porcelain goddess. In the future, it will be taken up by BABY.

This doesn't mean I don't care about submissions, or finding new clients; it just means I have to be realistic. I need to dedicate what time I have to my clients first.

E. In consideration of that, I will be closing to submissions starting October 1, 2014, through May 1, 2015, in order to fully focus on my clients before and after the leave.

F. I will respond to and consider all submissions sent before then (including any requests made before October). I will also still accept submissions sent from the two remaining conferences that I am attending this year - I made those commitments prior to baby and I will honor them. Otherwise, if I am your dream agent (der) just polish polish polish and submit in May!!


Let the latest adventure begin!

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You must be thrilled!

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  2. Very happy for you! Congratulations!

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  3. Congrats! I actually just announced that I'm pregnant yesterday, too! I'm due April 6th, what about you? =)

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  4. Congratulations!! Love the announcement, btw. :)

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  5. Congratulations, Natalie! I'm so happy for you!

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  6. Congratulations! See you (and your little passenger) in a month or so at the Oakland SCBWI conference!

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  7. Congratulations! I really love your baby announcement. As a Doctor Who fan it made made me smile. My first baby is in HS now and we share our love of all things Who.

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  8. ��������������!!!

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  9. Argh! So much for my line of hearts--congratulations! So happy and excited for you!!!!

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  10. Congratulations!!! All the best of the best for you and your family! I've just discovered your amazing, incredible website...I absolutely love your banner....it draws me in. ;) And I'm thrilled you are still accepting submissions - mine will be tapping on your inbox by the end of the week. :)

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  11. Mazel tov!! Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!

    PS: Sea bands--best thing ever for pregnancy nausea. No lie.

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  12. That's so exciting! Congratulations!! Hopefully the porcelain goddess won't require your offerings much longer. ;)

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  13. Congratulations! :)

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  14. congratulations on the new whovian, natalie!

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