If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second
greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. – Dorothy Parker
Meet stupid response girl right here. Yep. That's me. *waves*
Here's my latest DUH moment.
My manuscript has been with publishers since April. And I'm super impatient to have news -- positive or negative. I just want things to move so I can organize my life and state of mind accordingly. So, when my agent told me my novel was still out with several publishers, I freaked. In my mind I was going, Is this a good sign? A bad one? Is there anything I can do to make this go faster? This is killing me!Please help!
Instead, I responded: Why are they so slow? Do they have a lot to read?
Um. Yeah, Katie. They're editors at publishing houses. If they don't have a lot to read something is really wrong.
No major damage done apart from a major mental eye roll on the part of my agent. And a nice little facepalm to myself. Again.
Woot Woot! I've been waiting to share this news with you. I was lucky enough to get an invitation to be a part of a short story anthology with nine other YA authors. We had a common theme -- a comet -- and then were let loose to write a story about it. What came out is ten completely different stories to entertain and make you think.
Right now it's an e-book, but in a couple weeks the paperback will be out if you have to have a hard copy. Check it out and tell your friends! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NCN1O3E