Tomorrow is the last day in the office before my Xmas vacation, and I can really use it this year.
The book deal that ran into trouble a few weeks ago exploded into a mushroom cloud on Monday. The deal is dead. But I am trying to move it somewhere else. That won't happen until the new year, although I will be working on this one through the break.
Of the 9 books I was expecting offers on, only one came through (I closed on it today - HE IS LEGEND: The Richard Matheson Companion - it took 9 months to sell - go figure). Two of them were options on books that earn royalties, but again, I will try to move the authors. Another of the 9 books has turned into two books, and I expect to sell both of them in the new year.
I did have one book idea go to offer without a single piece of paper (I emailed an idea to an author's editor and he came back with the offer).
Another one of these 9 books had a delayed editorial meeting until Jan. 10th.
That is why it's so hard for me to send out new work. I feel like I'm constantly selling the same books over and over again.
I am looking forward to the break, spending time with my family and sleeping in a bit. I'll be reading a little for pleasure (still trying to catch up on business reading) and just re-charging those batteries for the new year.