Why is that so blogworthy? Because these days, when I get a new idea, I tend to give it the third degree.
The third degree goes something like this:
Hello, new story, I have a couple of questions for you, so please sit right in front of this blinding white lamp and try to get comfortable. Okay, here we go:
Which publisher are you targeting?
Who is your readership – i.e. give me the demographics, dammit!
How many pages do you think you’ll be?
Are you a dark paranormal or an erotica? You’re not? Damn you!
You’re not one of those lightweight, quippy books, are you? Because if you are, just leave now and don’t embarrass yourself.
That in a nutshell is the third degree.
But this new story got a pass. Lucky for it, because it would have gotten all the answers wrong and I never would have given it the time of day. Instead, I’m already in chapter two!
Wish me luck!