Parties and write-ins and dinners, oh my! Also, sent my queries off to the two agents that requested material at the WLT conference. I’m feeling very laid back about the whole thing. Hopefully, that will make a difference. Like, as soon as you stop caring, you succeed. Well, I can hope. Damn! That messes up the whole not caring thing! Arrrgggh! Can’t win!!!!
Does anyone here share the opinion that the more you read your own work, the more you hate it? I’ve been rereading the pages I’m submitting, and I’ve read them too many times to count. The more I read, the more hyper-critical I become, making myself angry over the simplest of sentences and reading them aloud just to taunt them. “She hurried up the stairs? HURRIED up the STAIRS?!?! What kind of sentence is that? Who writes like that?!? I should just take up farming!!!!!!!”
Yeah, so I was lying about not caring. ^_^ Do you hate your manuscript? Want to chuck it every time you reread and have to be restrained by friends and family? Have you ever written your own alternate endings where you just freakin’ killed every character? Wait, maybe that’s just me….