Very complimentary letter from an agent who says she’s not the right fit for me but asks me to query a different agent and use her name.
When someone says your manuscript needs a lot of editing for grammar and punctuation, say (with a tiny bit of disdain), “No. That’s my style.”
You know you’re in trouble when a reader calls a line stark and devastating…except it was supposed to be funny.
After 5 days in Canada, where everything was wonderful except the coffee and I was having too much fun* to focus on my writing, I have returned to my favorite writing spot. The coffee is actually coffee-colored, as opposed to translucent. I’m able to concentrate despite the young guy doing a job interview at the next table. He just told the recruiter he has lived in “lots of interesting places” especially Dayton, Ohio and Nebraska.”**
*Not that kind of fun. Theatre, family, winery visits, three-hour dinners.
You keep nagging me to fill out the “Where do you work” section in my profile. If I said “Bump ‘n Grind” it would be the truth, but probably a little misleading. Fellow writers will understand.*
*As well as anyone in Silver Spring who loves coffee.
I haven’t blogged and have hardly written for several days, but I have an excellent excuse. I was in Chicago, eating Greek food and French toast* I also had very stimulating conversations with dear friends, and some day, I will incorporate them into a novel.**
Now I’m home where the food is not nearly as interesting, and I expect to churn out many chapters today.***
*Not together, you silly.
**Maybe. Possibly. Hey, it could happen.
***See comment above.