[DL Hammons is an author about to start quering, and today's post inspired me to write this.]
“I don’t need help”, my son told me last week. “I can do this on my own.”
Wisely, I let him. He got a 6/10.
“I don’t want to go to school tomorrow”, he told me this week. He didn’t want to do badly in his test.
“Come I’ll help you”, I said. He let me, and I taught him to break down words phonetically. He maxed the test.
Nobody is born knowing everything. Given basic talent, the one more likely to succeed is the one who listens. Second Grade student, or author about to query, self doubt is good.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.
Speaking of authors seeking publication, "Heart of the Darkness" by Lisa A. Koosis is one of two novels competing in the finals of Dorchester Publishing’s Fresh Blood contest- the grand prize is a publishing contract with Dorchester's Leisure Horror imprint. Horror is not a genre I am comfortable with, but her entry is spectacular.
Don't take my word for it- click across to Fresh Blood read the two entries, and decide for yourself.
Alternately, take my word and send a blank email to email@example.com with Fresh Blood Vote - Heart of the City in the subject line. Only one entry per e-mail address. Multiple e-mail addresses permitted.