Well, here at Casa de Temporary Digs, Flounder the Elderly Cat has decided to take up semi-permanent residence on my fold-out bed. This is a relatively new thing, as though she'd just discovered the damned thing existed. She hasn't really left the fold-out bed for three days, save for eating and peeing and the occasional wandering around the house to demand that someone pet her NOW PLEASE! MRRRRAAAAOOOOWWWW!
And at her advanced age (eighteen? nineteen? a hundred and twelve?) and her reduced weight (four pounds, although Chardonnay Boy claims five pounds), it's best not to dislodge her while she's sleeping. She gets rattled rather easily and the whole household suffers. (Also, as she is more or less only a pelvis, a spine and a skull held together by tortoiseshell fur and a bad attitude, I'm actually a little bit afraid to lift her.)
Therefore, while I wait for her to wake up and move just enough that I can grab a corner of the bed for my own self, I have time to do an agenty blog link round-up:
- At BookEnds, Jessica Faust discusses what makes a book a "bad book."
- At Bookcannibal, Cameron McClure hasn't updated her blog since May 1st, which means I want you to go over there and flood her with comments until she either starts posting again, or makes me some cookies. Either one will be fine.
- At Papercuts, Elizabeth Jote has a fun series of Quick Query Tips. Here's one of my favorites.
- At the new Folio Lit Blog, Celeste Fine writes an open letter to Steve Jobs about why she thinks he should design the perfect e-book reader.
- Jennifer Jackson is also dealing with idiots who send her multiple queries over a brief period of time.
- Jenny Rappaport discusses what happens to you when your agent dies. (Hey, shit happens.)
- Kae & Jon Tienstra have promoted Wiley-the-Office-Cat from "Official Office Shredder" to Corporate Accountant.
- At KT Literary's Ask Daphne (which you should be reading every single day, by the way), Daphne discusses when it is appropriate to query an agent about a second project after they have rejected your first.
- Lori Perkins' blog is still lamentably purple on black.
- Jonathan Lyons has posted what is arguably the coolest commercial ever. (Sure, it has nothing to do with books, but it is a really cool commercial.)
- Nathan Bransford channels Curtis Brown colleague Ginger Clark on why it is never appropriate to send bobble-head statues with your requested partial. (Really? A bobble-head? Who are you people?)
- Lucienne Diver has a Livejournal and I done found it! And here she posts some absolutely lovely pictures of the Knight Agency offices in Atlanta. Seriously, this is a beautiful office!