For those of you without agents, here's a little look at happens when you send a brand new manuscript for her approval, affection, and love.
Um, you get it back with the dreaded 'notes'.
But I like spelling GRAY with an E, damn it.
So what if that scene would literally blowup half the block? Those people have insurance....
What do you mean the sex scene is dangerous? I tried that out last week, no one got hurt, well, except for the dwarf.
Anyway, my point is, agented or not, when you finish a manuscript, you can feel like it's the BOMB, but not everyone will feel the same. As painful as feedback can be, you must have beta readers, or in my case, my great agent, who really didn't comment on any of the things above, but she did provide honest and good feedback.
So now it's back to the drawing board for me once again with a manuscript I'd edited and revised countless times already.
Being a writer is such hard work...
What's you biggest number of edits/revisions? I think I've done 17 on Dope Sick: A Love Story, which comes out this month from Snubnose Press. How do you keep sane when working a revision?