Late, this post is late, so late! Today has been a Monday, on so many levels and a few times I’ve been tempted to just shut down the computer and try again tomorrow. I hope no one else had a day like that! But I don’t get paid to give up, so here I am, still chugging along. I have one more item on my to-do list for the day before I actually shut down. Payables for 2009 are being closed down, so all invoices have to be turned in, from freelance editing to expense reports, so I spent some time today devoted to that. I spent all day on email. There seems to be a never-ending supply of that!
Last week seemed like such a short week, but really it was only shortened by one day! You’ve all seen the post on the missing emails now, so I’ll tell you that I spent a portion of several days last week working with the Help Desk to try and locate them. They were fairly convinced that I’d accidentally deleted or misfiled them, so they remotely took control of my computer and went through my email to see if they could find them. It’s weird to have someone else working on your computer remotely. Very odd. Unfortunately, they didn’t find them. Honestly, I’d have been happy to take 100% responsibility for whatever happened to them if only we could find them. I still have my fingers crossed that they’ll magically appear, but that’s looking less likely as the days pass and we don’t recover them.
On a more positive note, the copy editor applicants (and tests) are rolling in, we’re moving quickly through submissions now, and we targeted five more books for acquisition last week in a variety of genres. I think that will be the Carina Press word of the moment: acquisition. It’s all about acquisition right now! Something did come up that made me think it might be interesting for us to do a post on the cost of submissions. I have the blog content planned for the next week, but I’ll try and get that post up in the next few weeks. Someone remind me if I forget!
Coming up this week, I’ll be posting the final acquisition from Christmas week, and also a few more posts introducing the Carina Press team members. Slowly but surely they’re getting those posts in. I may have to nag a few of them, though. On my own to-do list is a lot of correspondence with the editors, setting up our editorial steps and style because these books are ready to be edited! So I’ll be working on mostly editorial this week, because I’ll also be going over the copy editor applications, and sending more tests out. Oh, and I have lots of phone calls scheduled with incoming Carina authors. Wheee! It’s going to be a busy (but productive) week.