Saturday, 22 August 2009
THE PERFECT BLOG-READER ...
... is one who comes to my workshop, asks no stupid questions (actually, no one did - hooray for sensible workshoppers) and brings me chocolates. And chocolates of a very superior quality, too.
THANK YOU SUZANNE!
Although Toffee is Not a Way to Get Published, chocolate is a way to make me happy. If I were an agent or editor, it would consequently be hard for you to know whether chocolate would be an appropriate thing to send me in a submission, but my advice would be to wait until I've said I love your work and want to agent or publish you.
Since I am not an agent or publisher and never plan to be, chocolate is absolutely a very delightful thiing to bring me. However, please don't feel you have to, or I am going to put on too much weight.
Also, those of you who live too far away to come to Edinburgh, don't worry. I do not think any the less of you. Because really the perfect blog-reader is one who listens, joins in, is engaging and personable, does not leave spam (note to "glovin" - your ill-disguised spam is not appreciated) and then follows all my advice and gets published.
Can anyone bring me that happiest of all presents yet: one of you obtaining a contract?
Well, until then, I am grateful to Suzanne for today's lovely gift! It will certainly keep me going until that wonderful moment.
Meanwhile, please go and read today's main post, below. It's a long one. DOT - you especially should read it ...