Nov 10, 2006

1 state, 2 state, red state, blue state

I don't study politics at all, so therefore I don't vote. I figure I'll let the people who are educated on the subjects decide. And as a fair trade, I don't complain about the decisions our government makes. But I do have to say I like the color coordinated thing going on these days. I'd much rather see my candidates name in red rather than have an elephant beside him...or much worse...a donkey! So, good job whoever came up with that.

On another random note, I got to take one of my flexible Fridays today. That's where my company lets me leave work at 1 on Friday providing I've put in the extra hours the rest of the week. It was a beautiful day today, but as I drove home I was feeling a bit of guilt. My "plan" for my precious 4 hours of free time was to watch Ellen and take a nap. Couldn't I possibly come up with something more constructive with my time? The answer is...no. Ellen makes me laugh and the sound of water splashing from the fountain outside my windows makes me sleepy. In case you're new...here's a pic of the view.

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And finally, today I spent some time looking for a new agent. There's some scuttlebutt on one of my writer's e-mail loops about how having a bad agent can actually be worse for your career than being put in the bottom of the slushpile. A really bad agent can land you in the trash. The politics involved in getting published wears me down sometimes. But then I write a new scene I'm really proud of and I feel better. It amazes me the amount of agents who don't accept e-mail queries. Do I really want someone representing me who still does business through snail mail? I don't know the answer to that question yet.

5 comments:

Steve G said...

Good luck on finding a new agent.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Karyn,
1. Thanks for keeping politics out of your blog. I do the same. I figure I'm never going to change anybody else's opinions by expressing mine.
2. Gee, and I always used to think that having an agent, any agent, was better than no agent. Hmmm. How is one to know?
3. Last, did you say BREAK the camera!!?? What do you want, another flood like Noah's??

John

Moggy said...

I would think that the "politics involved in getting published" would be enough to worry about. I tried to leave my feelings about the election off my blog also.

I hope you find the perfect agent this time.

Hale McKay said...

I might do some politician (especially Dubya) bashing in some of my posts, i do try to avoid the political side of things.

Good luck on your scavenger hunt for an agent.

Rik no Orkut said...

Bonito!