Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I'm a wuss

I admit it. My characters bullied me into altering my plot to accomodate their need to be highly suspicious of one another. It'll be a small alteration (same events, just a different motivation behind them) but still, it's going to make chapter 15 into something very different than it would have been otherwise.

And just for random interest, I give you a couple examples of what NOT to do when submitting to either agents or editors. Moonrat has this to say on the subject, and Jennifer Jackson mentions this little quandry.

Seriously, in what business ANYwhere are these behaviors acceptable? What are people teaching their kids these days??? (because thoughtless, tactless adults have to come from somewhere, they don't just spring into life fully grown)


BeshterBooks said...

Moonrat's entry really struck me, because I have that happen to me all the time in HR. Candidates think if they bypass me and go directly to SOMEONE they can get noticed/interviewed/hired, etc. It really shows a) you are rude and disrepsectful of peoples time and effort, and b) you don't understand the proper routes of communication, and are willing to ignore them for your own interests. Either way, it's sending a bad signal to all involved, and you usually end up looking worse.

Loquacious Me said...

Seriously, this is why I should not be allowed to play with other humans.