Just popped around the writing blogs and there seems to be many people stuck mid sentence, perhaps you need some helpful hints....
The Publishing process
1. Author - he who writes
2. Significant other - he/she who provides beverage
3. Agent - he who thinks he knows best
4. Editor - he who thinks no one can write
5. Publisher - Just call me 'Mr God'
6. Reader - Mr God's offspring
Helpful writing terms
Draft - the first words that blow in with the wind, take no notice
Second draft - you should start to get the hang of this now
Third draft - hmm, no improvement then
Proposal - 'Will you marry me Mr God?'
Covering letter - a one chance life or death option, but can be
a) a place to tell Mr God how much you adore him
b) a place to tell Mr God all those darkly fascinating little hobbies
Submission - parting with the innocent baby lamb whilst wearing fetish gear
Proof reading - essential practice to see there are any words missing
Re-writes - it's complete crap, do it again and again and again (see third draft)
House style - a pompous need to stand out in the crowd
Manuscript (mss) - also known as Mailed Shit Sheets
Slush pile - a long term home for Mailed Shit Sheets
Synopsis - a highly treated, glossy tinned novel
Blurb - the pure essence of a writers soul
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