Captain’s Log, Stardate 02.28.2005
Heather made a good point:
Camy wrote: I worry that my friends like the story because they love me.
It’s true, my friends would not hesitate to let me know if they thought my stuff was crap. They wouldn’t be my friends if they didn’t.
My fear is that if something is borderline decent, they’d be more disposed to like it. They wouldn’t be dishonest, they’d be biased. Which is rather nice to know my friends are loyal, but my fear is that their love blinds them to faults in my writing. Or at least makes their vision fuzzy.
Proposal writing is going slow. It’s so hard to come up with GMC for books I haven’t plotted out yet. I think I’ve finally got it. I still need to do the query letter and Market Comparison. My biggest problem is that it’s limited to 20 pages (which includes the query letter), but I just checked and my first chapter is 21 pages. Aargh!
Diet: I was pretty good today, although I pigged out all weekend. I restrained myself to half my lunch portion and ate fresh vegetables with it. And I didn’t snack until dinner! But I did eat some veggie chips after dinner, which while low fat are also carb heavy. Still, I don’t think I had more than 1500 calories today. Yay me!