So, read a book by an “award-winning” author. The award wasn’t mentioned. The book was lousy with poor writing and full of all the mistakes I make when I am writing, the things that are hacked out by other advisors and editors and readers of my stuff.
Things like boring dialogue, stuff at adds nothing to the story, yadda yadda.
I never know what to do with this. On the one hand, it gives me feelings of hope for my writing.
On the other, it is apparent it is who you know that affects publication. It frustrates me as I look for homes for my writing.
Sounds like sour grapes, but it isn’t really, it’s more about how once you break into the ranks of “real writers”, people give you more rope for other projects. Maybe.
So I’ve won a couple of awards. Think I will start mentioning them. And send my book out on the rounds ASAP. With “award winning” stuck on them.