The summer is officially over.
In publishing, those lazy Friday afternoons where the executives fly off to their summer homes in the Hamptons has concluded.
The literary agents are back in their offices, getting caught up on queries and complaining about those who have nothing else to do on a holiday weekend but submit query letters.
Back to writing, writers.
Arse in chair, pen in hand (or fingers on keyboard). The days are shorter and the nights grow longer. So too should your manuscript be increasing in length.
It will be getting cold soon enough, and you won't want to be outdoors, face turned to the sun. And that will be true for the literary agents as well, who have little better to do than search with fresh interest for that gem of a novel that will bring in much needed cash to fund their winter sun holiday.
Back to the manuscript, to writing and editing.
The summer is over. The autumn season is upon us.