I was wondering if you have any plans to turn the Crap-o-Meter on in the near future. I have a first page that is just begging to be bitch-slapped! Thanks!
I have fourteen unread novels sitting on my bookshelf right now. And not published ones that I want to read for fun. Fourteen actual people waiting for me to read their work. And after reading the comments log from people who waited a year to hear back when they submitted work to publishers, I'm reluctant to be in that slow poke group.
That's of course in addition to the revisions, re-reads and second novels I'm supposed to be doing for clients. I have four of those.
Realistically it will take me till the end of this year to clear out the stacks here.
This is not meant to elicit pity (unless accompanied by twenty dollar bills of course) but to explain why the Snarkometer is probably on the shelf till the Christmas break. I've had lots of queries about this, and it is fun to see the variety of work that slithers in the door, but realistically that's where we are.