That's not entirely true. I just can't seem to find anything interesting or funny to say. Every idea I have seems completely and utterly stupid. To top it off, I hate my writing. As in my novel writing. I haven't worked on my WIP or edited John and Darcy in days.
Having your novel edited is like being stabbed in the eye. Repeatedly. It's necessary, but painful. Except, I guess being stabbed in the eye isn't really necessary. But it sure is painful. I assume.
You know how when you were younger and would say negative things about yourself and your parents would stand you in front of the mirror and make you say how great you are? Like, you is kind, you is smart, you is important, from The Help.
Having your novel edited is the exact opposite. All that work your parents and teachers and mentors did to build your self-esteem goes right down the drain. You is dumb, you is unoriginal, this story sucks.
I'm not trying to say my editor is mean or unfair. It's her job to tell me like it is. And she certainly doesn't hold back. I appreciate her honesty. Really, I do. If anyone needs thicker skin, it's me. And if my book ever gets published, readers and reviewers will be way harsher.
Not that my story sucks. Heck no! It's awesome and you should totally buy it. Someday.
It's just that...well, you know what I'm saying. Or not. Whatever. I'm already tired of writing and this is sounding mopey and woe-is-me and I don't mean it to. I don't feel that way. I'm just stating a fact. Editing sucks and right now I hate my writing. This too shall pass.
You guys remember the Jerry Springer show? Of course you do. You're lying if you said you never watched it. Remember how, after an hour of fighting, and hair pulling and spitting and "oh no you didn't!" Jerry would impart words of wisdom in his final thought? Well here's my final thought: It's okay to end sentences with a preposition! No seriously, it is. The world will not end. Puppies will not be mauled. You will not contract an infectious disease. Write the way people talk! And most people in 2012 America do not say, "About whom are you talking?" They say, "Who you talkin' about?!"
Now go forth and break grammar rules. Except using your and you're properly. You just look stupid otherwise (unless I misuse them; then I'm just being rebellious).
And Grandma? Go ahead and eat her. I hear she's delicious.
|This makes me stabby.|