Saturday, December 4, 2010

Heed the words of the robo-bears . . .

This is a funny little video illustrating the unreasonable expectations of some writers. What amazes me the most is that there are actually writers that have this kind of attitude--although I think they are (fortunately) few and far between. Most of the writers I know are the exact opposite and so insecure about their writing abilities that the very thought of submitting a piece to a publisher makes them break into a cold sweat.

Of course, there was a post on a group that I belonged to the other day . . . the poster said, "I wrote my 50K for NaNo. Now I need you guys to tell me where to sell it." Um. What about revision? Editing? Polishing? Market Research . . . etc. But I think the post was more a result of lack of knowledge and lack of understanding of how publishing works, and not an author with delusions of grandeur.

But the video is funny, anyway. Check it out here:
So You Want to Write a Novel?

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