Every one of these is true: Delilah Dawson on Publishing

Delilah S. Dawson: 25 Damned Sirty Lies About Publishing

Especially #13. Typical email:

“Hi, here’s your edits. Can I have them back tomorrow morning?”
*Cue frantic revisions, numerous cups of coffee and the sudden appearance of bald patches on my scalp*

Weeks pass. The dust builds up. Spiders are building cobwebs on my keyboard. (Not really, because there’s always a bunny to work on, but you get the drift.) I’ve practically forgotten about this manuscript.

*Ding* “You have mail.”

“Hi, here’s your edits. Think you can turn it around by tonight?”


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