I have a final to finish and then I am done with school for the next few months (until the fall semester). So I get to spend the summer paying off a bunch of old bills to some nasty-ass collection bitches (do they have a special bitch class when they get hired? I mean, really.) and getting all the loose ends tied up in Tunerville.
It’s nice to finally be able to do it though, and not have it hanging over your head. That would be the bills AND the book. For so long, I wasn’t able to put anything in on both of them. I knew they were there, but at the end of the week, there just wasn’t anything left.
I got an email today with a link to a great guest post on Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents blog I’d like to share with you. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you might remember an interview I did with him a few years ago about his humor book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.
Guest writer Matt Mikalatos has something to say in this article that might not be so funny. It’s called 5 Lies Unpublished Writers Tell Themselves (And the Truths That Can Get Them Published). To paraphrase Pink Floyd, if you’ve ever banged your heart against some mad bugger’s wall by trying to get something published, you need to read this. You might not want to hear what he has to say, but it’s important.
Once you’re done with that, you can cheer yourself up by watching this hilarious video by gloveandboots about how time travel sucks.
- The Sword of Six Worlds: A Review, Sort of (theparish.typepad.com)
- “How to Play the Literary Agent Game” ~ by Stefan Vucak (authorshelpingauthors.wordpress.com)
Great article! We are pretty creative, aren’t we? Okay, okay…we tend to lie a lot, even to ourselves…especially to ourselves…time to face the truth about our writing and get ourselves published.
Yep! I think a lot of those lies come from being insecure too.