Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
shadesong

Augh.

I'm reviewing manuscripts for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest again this year. As always, I've sorted my five manuscripts so I can get the worst-looking one out of the way first and build up to the most promising one. Adam and I have noted that, on average, we get one pretty good manuscript, three meh to ugh manuscripts, and one JESUS CHRIST IT'S A LION GET IN THE CAR manuscript.

I am currently reading what I hope is my only JESUS CHRIST IT'S A LION GET IN THE CAR manuscript.

Generally I scribble notes on the pages and put post-it notes of things I'll need to cite in the review - plot points, first appearances of characters, criticisms.

This manuscript is so godsdamned racist that I have had to stop marking the blatant racist lines with post-its, because otherwise I will run out of post-its.

For those who do not know, I HAVE A LOT OF POST-ITS.

This book is hideous and deeply upsetting and I am only on page 77 of 250something. Send help and gluten-free donuts. I'm going to try to power through it over the next two days just so I won't have to deal with it anymore. I may burn it when I'm done.
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