Monday, February 15, 2010

Pre publication view / Post publication view

Every published writer battling deadlines and plot problems, late payments and imprints that fold, copy edits and reader mail overflowing the inbox, one star reviews or no reviews at all, will relate to this:

"Speaking to unpublished writers is like speaking to couples pregnant with their first child; it's very hard to get them to look past the birth scene into the 18 years that follow."

---Margo Lanagan (see the whole interview here.)

1 comment:

Jo said...

I know you and Karen have likened sending your manuscripts to the publisher to giving sending off your child.