But... some days I just want to be published. I get tired of... all the stupid comments. So, I've made a list of my top --
"Ten Things NOT to Say to a Writer"
1. Why are you not published yet?
Seriously, I hate this question. Never ask me. It takes quite a bit of time and work to have a finished and revised novel which is ready for querying. Then there's finding an agent and publishing house and more revisions. It's not like baking a cake. Put cake in, back at 350 and done. Nope.
2. Why haven't I read your book anywhere?
See question one.
3. How long does it take to write a book/think I could write one with you?
It really depends on the book and the writer and no thanks, I'm not much on collabs, especially if you don't have any previous writing background.
4. Do you make a lot of money on your book like J.K. Rowling?
Not typical and writing books isn't about the money for most of us. It's about writing the story, one we think is our story to tell and no one can write it in the same way. We love stories.
5. Will you write my biography?
6. Will your book be made into a movie?
I don't know. See question one.
7. Oh you write! Do you know J.K. Rowling (or another famous author)?
Sorry, I don't know her personally. We have writing in common. It doesn't mean we all know each other.
8. Is your book on Oprah's book list?
See question one.
9. Are you actually writing or wasting time?
I do waste some time when I'm supposed to be writing by looking at Pinterest for writing ideas or a few cat videos on youtube. Again, writing takes a lot of time and energy. Also, lots of coffee.
10. Are there vampires in your book like "Twilight"?
No. Never. That's not quality writing. Sorry for those of you who like it. I'm not a fan.
|That awkward hug moment...|