I saw this on Twitter: A telegram Dorothy Parker sent to her editor.
THIS IS INSTEAD OF TELEPHONING BECAUSE I CANT LOOK YOU IN THE VOICE. I SIMPLY CANNOT GET THAT THING DONE YET NEVER HAVE DONE SUCH HARD NIGHT AND DAY WORK NEVER HAVE SO WANTED ANYTHING TO BE GOOD AND ALL I HAVE IS A PILE OF PAPER COVERED WITH WRONG WORDS. CAN ONLY KEEP AT IT AND HOPE TO HEAVEN TO GET IT DONE. DONT KNOW WHY IT IS SO TERRIBLY DIFFICULT OR I SO TERRIBLY INCOMPETANT=
Oh yes, I understand exactly. It’s how I’ve felt with Sig as I battled through Lord Regret’s Price. I’ve done such hard work and have so little to show for it. Every day is a struggle. If I break 1K for the day, I celebrate. It’s a huge day, because other days I might only get 100 words and feel like I’ve run a marathon.
I’ve felt like a failure. Definitely incompetent. I can only keep at it and hope to heaven I can get it done.
I can’t look you in the voice until I’m done. But I am closer every single day.
In other news, I’m working on first round edits for Her Grace’s Stable and I’ve seen a mock-up of the cover. HOLY SMOLIES it’s incredible!! I can’t wait to show it to you!!