For people like me, waiting around for stuff is the worst kind of poison. Like dying slowly from an abdominal stab wound, only with slightly less pain. You lie awake and think, what more can I possibly do? When it finally happens, will it hurt? Where will I end up, when all this is over? And […]
As my editorial client list grows, no matter the genre of the work in question, I find myself repeating certain constructive criticisms. This leads me to believe that a lot of writers out there–myself included–tend to make the same mistakes, over and over. Particularly when it comes to the arena of characterization. For me, this […]
BAD, BAD MOTHER by Melody Winter November – I should have known it would happen. It’s the month when writers really lose it! Like shadows hiding in the corner, the seeds of doubt gather. They only have to wait until the right moment, and then they’ll pounce! As a writer, I persevere, ignoring these seeds […]
Today’s snippet concerns stalking. Specifically, editors. But I also think this pertains to agents. On behalf of aspiring authors everywhere, I’d like to thank Jennifer Crusie for this refreshingly cold splash of sanity. Here’s a link to the original post.