Your friend woke up to three ‘Thanks, but no thanks.’ emails last Friday.
You could be next.
You could give up. Or you could…
- unleash your trusty PaperMate… [Adding sound effects is perfectly acceptable.]
- scrawl out an angry, primed-for-the-trashcan “You don’t know what you’re missing!” tirade…
- move on with your novel about a thoughtless, talentless book editor who encounters a gauntlet of starving homicidal writers.
Sure, others will push past you and achieve more notable success.
Look at it this way [yes, it’s Chapter Umpteen in ‘find the positives’.]: You may never have to confront that damnable ‘impostor syndrome’ that creeps up on some folks. And if you keep lip-diddling your way through your one book, you won’t face that fearsome ‘sophomore slump’.
** Yes, sentence 2 was redundant, but I fell victim to the rhyme. So sue me.
Take a quick peek.
Not bad, huh…
It might be just what you need to freshen up that lifeless essay on your daily struggles.
Tsk, tsk, tsk…stealing from an inanimate object.
Shame on you.
Your desperation attracts jackals.
You wanted an editor for your easy chapter book. First quote to come in: $1500.
Exhibit patience. Not your strong suit.
Lower quotes are on the way.
Time for you to be the exploiter.**
**Even if you follow up on a $500 offer, and don’t like the results, find another editor with a reasonable rate. Result: Detailed feedback from two editors and you’re still out hundreds less than if you’d jumped at that first profiteer.