Your friend woke up to three ‘Thanks, but no thanks.’ emails last Friday.
You could be next.
You could give up. Or you could…
- unleash your trusty PaperMate… [Adding sound effects is perfectly acceptable.]
- scrawl out an angry, primed-for-the-trashcan “You don’t know what you’re missing!” tirade…
- move on with your novel about a thoughtless, talentless book editor who encounters a gauntlet of starving homicidal writers.
Your desperation attracts jackals.
You wanted an editor for your easy chapter book. First quote to come in: $1500.
Exhibit patience. Not your strong suit.
Lower quotes are on the way.
Time for you to be the exploiter.**
**Even if you follow up on a $500 offer, and don’t like the results, find another editor with a reasonable rate. Result: Detailed feedback from two editors and you’re still out hundreds less than if you’d jumped at that first profiteer.
You have enough demons undermining your progress.
Free up those fingers and finish that next chapter.
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