Thursday, February 3, 2011


I'm paying my writing dues. I'm taking the dreaded grammar workshop! I've signed up for a workshop hosted by the grammar divas. Like they said, most people equate taking a grammar class with a root canal.

So why am I torturing myself? Because I want my manuscript to shine like the Michael Jordan's bald head. I want to put the best possible manuscript I can send into the black hole that is called slush pile. And I don't want my editor/agent be moaning rookie mistakes. That's why I have a beta reader, crit partner, writing resource books, read book after book in my chosen genre and take class after class to hone my writing skills.

I sacrifice hours of sleep after working twelve or sixteen hour shifts in pursuit of writing perfection. Or close as I can get.



Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm taking reading for writers and will take a grammar workshop in May. I agree with you, in everything, even the not sleeping bit.

Enjoy your root canal!

Melissa said...

Thanks Megaly. Sounds like you're having your own root canal. It's been a long time since I've taken a grammer class.

I'm working on redesigning my blog, to give it a more professional look. I want to add all my writer friends as well.