Sunday, February 17, 2013
Somebody Stop Me!
I'm rapidly approaching my first round of edits on my debut novel, and I've been obsessing over everything, to the point of Psychosis. Well, not really Psychosis, but close enough. So, I thought I'd get the scoop from my blogger peeps. How bout it? Any of you act like lunatics just before your editor takes hold of your manuscript?
If not, lie to me. Tell me you shaved your cat and ate baked ice cream for dinner, all because your brain cells were too scrambled for you to function as normal humans in main stream society. Go on and on about the designs in your wood grain and the great advice they give for the opening line of your latest novel. Mine, (the man in the wood grain) he's a dwarf. His name is Al, and he gets angry when I spray perfume--says it flares up his allergies. Also, he thinks it's wrong to begin sentences with, As.
If you're afraid to post stuff like that on the web, scared of the guys in white, the ones carrying the straight jacket, then just tell me how brilliant I am. You don't have to talk about your pet Yeti or your collection of shrunken heads. Reassurance, pals, that's what I need. So, give it up. Be serious, (even though I rarely am) and tell me how you dealt with, or are dealing with this issue.
Thanks for reading this nutty-nutty-nut-ball post. Until next time, happy writing, or whatever makes you smile. :)