Nevets is posting a series on his blog, of pearls of wisdom from published authors.
My humble contribution appeared today: how I dealt with the knowledge that agents receive 10,000 submissions a year, from which they might sign one or two. Doesn't sound good odds, does it? Hop on over to see why, in fact, those numbers are irrelevant.
I've been very quiet online recently, for a good reason: my sheer desperation to finish the third ms before Christmas, at least to the state where I can give it to others to check. For the last four weeks I've been saying it'll be finished tomorrow. Now, I have only two pages left to revise, plus some minor fixes and a few logic problems that surfaced when I wrote the explanation of how the crime was committed. (I always spot inconsistencies when I write that bit...surprisingly, they're always easy to fix).
So I'm revising my standard chant: it won't be finished tomorrow; it'll be finished today.
Which is a good thing because our Christmas street party is tonight.