I sent off my IP projects, too, in addition to three different submissions, so we'll see how all that goes! I'm sitting on several potential deals at the moment--slightly nerve-wracking--and while I'm waiting, I'm trying to distract myself with reading (I have several manuscripts right now that I'm liking a lot) and other non-agenting things. Thanks to the wonderful Kara Tatelbaum, I now have an at-home Pilates routine to get me toned up for the wedding, so I've been trying to stick to doing that. Painting the apartment is a total bust; I sort of thought about it this week and then never did anything about it. John and I went to the Union Square farmers' market instead, which was AWESOME.
Sooo much delicious food and beautiful plants. I'd like to grow some basil and parsley out on our fire escape, so I bought a couple pots of those, along with a yummy sourdough loaf, garlic and chive cheese, and pears! There is a B&N right across the street, which we went into after, and I picked up a copy of the Smitten Kitchen cookbook for my mom for Mother's Day! When I was at Writers House, I remember the agent I worked for trying to contact the Smitten Kitchen lady about representation. I'm not sure if she already had an agent or what ended up going down, but there is no denying that she is an amazing cook. The recipes in the cookbook look amazing and the food photos are gorgeous, so I know my mom will love it!
Reading over this post, I guess a lot of my past week has been about food. If you're an author out there, with an amazing, descriptive food narrative, NOW would be the time to query me. ;)
P.S. One more thing: It's party time! Prospect Agency is hosting its annual Old Stone House Soiree at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn this week. I love doing this party--it is so much fun! More soon....
Kevin Sherry's amazing artwork for this year's invite!