So, earlier this week, I shot off an email to my art agent, Nicole T., basically begging her for a project. My hands are full with trade picture book projects now — I'm working on 2, and a third is in the works. But I need a smaller, quick-hitting, quick-paying project soon. Before they turn my cable TV off.
Well, she didn't return my email, so I figured I must have irritated her, so I decided to leave her alone and find my own project. But then today, I received an email from Nicole T. Not that Nicole T. This Nicole T. Turned out, my email recognition got confused and sent my message to the wrong Nicole. Got me to worrying. How many editors and art directors — male or female — might have received the steamy email messages I tend to send to my wife when I get lonely sitting her in my studio all by myself. All. Day. Long.
Nicole thought the email was actually for her and felt sorry for me. So she responded with a few people I might contact for work. Of course, I got the whole thing straightened out now, and I never did bother my agent. But I'm gonna have to be extra careful about sending messages to my wife, without paying attention to who the email recognition is sending to.