Starting and re-starting. gonna rewrite this beginning over and over till it has the right flavor. a story that describes all the horrible things a young person can see that numbs them to the world on the outside because their heart is being crushed inside. #writing#firstnovel#letitflow#itwillbecomeproseeventually
fred’s not sure about our weekend visitor. she’s keen to play, which he likes, but she runs faster than him (not difficult) which seems to have put his nose out of joint a bit. as well as his knackered old hips.
so this is poppy and she’ll be with us until monday. she’s as cute as pie and she knows it 😍♥️😍.
in querying news, i just committed a massive faux pas. i cited an agent as representing an author that they don’t actually represent in my covering letter. 😩🤦♀️ i spotted it as soon as i pressed send and immediately sent a follow up email apologising for the mistake. i hope this means he’ll overlook it and read my attachments. my fear is, because they get so many submissions, they’re looking for reasons to dismiss you so even the slightest error could scupper your chances.
i’m really hoping that because i flagged it up straight away i might have got away with it.
today’s lesson: check. check again. double check. check once more. have someone else check. check again. send.
Sei anni circa.. da una bozza che non avrei mai immaginato potesse portare a questo. ma ormai ci sei. hai voluto esserci, e non sei che il primo passo.
un grazie a chi mi ha criticato, cazziato, spronato e frustato.. era tutto necessario.