Yes, it's fabulous when the Prince slips the slipper on your foot, shouts "it fits!", declares undying love, and whisks you off to the fairy tale castle. Nestled in his strong arms, you stare up at his manly chin and beautiful eyes and sigh happily because he will look after you and protect you for ever and ever.
Right. And you'll be telling me next you believe in Father Christmas and the publishing pixies.
I think, like many writers, I have been guilty of handing over control over my life and work to some bloke simply on the basis of his nifty shoe-fitting abilities. I'm a romantic, but times are tough and I don't think Cinderella is a suitable role model for a writer any more. I'm not sure who is - Beauty from Beauty and the Beast? Boudicca?
At last! I've got my finger out and have committed to running some day courses:
Writing a Novel - 31st July in Bath and 18th September in Truro
Getting a Novel Published - 1st August in Bath and 19th September in Truro
Contact me on email@example.com for more info...