Because the submission was one of too many, it sat unread, unnoticed until 9 PM Saturday night. It would have waited longer but Cora's boyfriend of three weeks stood her up with some lam excuse of coming down with the flu.
"Sure. I understand," she'd told him, over the phone. But she hadn't.
I should dump him, she told herself. But she knew she wouldn't. He was just too cute--sandy blond hair, large green eyes and a dimple. It was the dimple that melted Cora's heart and made her think that he was a sweet guy.
Monday morning, Mr. Thomas Knight leaned over his desk in his corner office, jotting notes regarding an upcoming marketing campaign into his overstuffed suede-bound Day Timer. Swiveling in his chair, Thomas faced his computer, strolled through his emails and discovered that Cora had forwarded a submission. His mood darkened.
Cora, you know I prefer a hard copy. Please deliver this submission to my office, he typed.
What Does An Acquisitions Editor Do? by Joyce Gram (editor)
Acquisitions Editor from the Inside Jobs web site
I published an article with Acquisitions Editor, Sunny Frazier (link)
This week I plan to continue to work on a novella. This novella is being created out of the scraps of a novel. Working this way is like having too many clothes in your closet. Instead of making do. You can pick and choose what to wear. Of course it is wise to reduce your wardrobe every now and again. A trick I use to turn the hanger on outfits you aren't sure you want to keep. If the hanger is turned the other way you know you've worn it. If not, you know it is safe to pass it on.