I received my editorial letter for IN A FIX from the uber-fantastic Melissa Frain (@frain on Twitter), and it was brimming kind words and wonderful suggestions. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, like I'd just downed a cup of cocoa with a slug of Kahlua in it.
Honestly, the woman is a genius at pointing out the sucky parts of a book without making you feel like they were sucky at all, only that perhaps there are ways to make those parts even more brilliant than they already are. I told her that if she were a doctor, she'd be the kind who gave shots her patients couldn't even feel. Yes, she is that good.
Huh. One would almost think she has experience in dealing with writers and their notoriously fragile egos. *grin*
But, since it appears there is room for improvement in my manuscript (shocking, I know), I will be quite busy for the next few weeks. Posts here may be a bit scarcer, or at least shorter.
(Hey! *glares suspiciously* Is that applause I hear? Cut that out!)
So, I think this week we should play TRUTH OR BIG FAT LIE?
Here's how it works: I will state a "fact" about myself. Something I haven't shared here before. And you get to decide whether I'm telling you the truth or just yanking your chain.
At the end of the week*, whoever has the most right answers will win one of my famous dumb and/or valueless prizes (to be determined later). In case of a tie, winner will be determined by random (silly) drawing.
Okay, Monday's "Fact":
I once had to ride a cow because all the horses where I took horseback-riding lessons were taken by the kids who got there on time.
* My, isn't that a cagey way to make you come back and leave a comment on my Wednesday and Friday posts, too? Yeah, I'm sneaky like that. But, come on--my dumb and/or valueless prizes are totally worth it. You know you want to play. So, TRUTH? Or BIG FAT LIE? You decide.