I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Things That Suck
It got me thinking about things that suck.
1. First Drafts (as stated by Ms Johnson, see video below).
2. Waiting. For agents to respond to full requests. And to a lesser extent, for beta's to return edits on a completed wip.
3. Waiting. No really. Waiting really sucks.
4. Waiting. I digress.
I like how she explains what it feels like to hand in a manuscript when she's done revisions. Stunned, like she's been hit on the side of the head with a plank. That's exactly how I feel right now after working so hard on two wips and having completed revisions on them one right after the other. I'm sort of walking around, my finger stroking my bottom lip, going ba-ba-ba.
I know it's short lived. Soon my beta's will ask me to read for them in return. And maybe I'll have to start that next book. Better yet, I'll get that agent!