I started a new project today, since I am apparently insane.( Collapse )
And for shop talk - I know a couple of people whose father is a best-selling author. Not knowing the actual author very well, I chickened out of asking his advice on the publishing industry, but I did talk to his kids, who are both very much involved in the writing, editing and publishing process. Both are writers themselves.
They've said they'll look at my project when it's finished and give me their opinion, maybe some help getting started when the time comes. E. also said that one of the best ways to edit is to put the draft away for a month once it's finished, and then come back and read it again. She says she always finds huge things she wants to fix when she does that.
It's made me think about the writing/publishing industry, and how it seems like it's all about who you know, as well as the quality of your work. Sometimes *just* who you know, since I know plenty of good writers who are having trouble getting published.
I'm going to leave that on the boiler for a while, and keep writing regardless. If nothing else, I'm happy with the progress I'm making, and that's really good enough. Not everything, but enough.