So you walk into my booth and ask whether an editor is available for a chat. Nine times out of ten, the next words out of my mouth will be,
What is your project about?
Behind the Question
I want to know what your project is about—but that doesn’t translate into a burning desire to be lectured on [...]
If you don’t already have a meeting scheduled with an editor, you may just have to “cold call” at the conference. But how?
The simple answer is to pick a person who obviously works there and open with this:
“I’d like to talk with an editor about a book project. Can you lead me in the right [...]
Some weeks, you’re on top of your game. Your desk feels manageable, you’ve read the things you need to read, you’ve gotten in plenty of writing time, and you’ve responded promptly to the requests from your students and colleagues.
Other weeks… well, some other weeks just leave you exhausted. When I’m exhausted, I find that having [...]