The link to this video has been passed to and fro among my writer/publisher/agent Twitter friends for the past few days. It totally cracked me up, but I wasn't sure I would post it on the blog--at first.
It's very important to me that newbie writers feel supported in their efforts. Every writer starts somewhere, and needs lots of care and help on his or her writing journey. But there's a big difference between healthy enthusiasm and, well, delusion.
I think you'll get a kick out of this. Every reasonably established writer has endured many, many versions of this conversation. The only trope missing is, "Oh, man. The drama in my office would make a GREAT novel. I'll tell you all about it, you write it up, and we'll split the royalties."
The video was produced and is copyrighted by David Kazzie.