Currently sitting with the unique problem that I need to have people poke holes in the first chapter of a manuscript I'm revising for a literary agent. Just feeling very blegh and word-blind...
People ask how the hell I can write while listening to heavy music. Darn it, it's the only thing that will filter out the background noise, the annoying buzz of others.
And it kinda sucks that I've reached a point where it's very difficult to up the ante on the words, to add further layers. And it's the difference between staying published in the small presses or moving on to official literary representation and getting a foot in the door with the bigger publishers.