Monday, September 30, 2013

If you let a girl hold a Hugo...

If you let a girl hold a Hugo, she's going to want one of her own.

That means she will have to write a terrific story.

When she's finished, she'll send it out to publishers who will send her lots of rejection letters.

Then she will want to do another editing pass to make sure it doesn't suck.

When she reads it again, she will notice some parts that can be better. She'll probably ask her friends and some other writers to look it over to make sure the changes don't suck.

After they've finished, she will read their suggestions and make a few more changes.

(She may get carried away in the process.)

When she's certain that the book is suck-free, she will send it out again.

The wait will drive her crazy. To take her mind off of it, she will write another story.

If the story she sent out does sell, she'll do a big happy dance.

Once it's published, if the story is really good and she's really lucky, it might be nominated for a Hugo.

If she is so fortunate to win one, she will happily let her writer friends hold it.

Because if you let a writer hold a Hugo...

          ...they're going to want one of their own.

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