You’ve posted about what you’re looking for in good manuscripts. But what about good scotch? As a fellow scotch drinker, I’m curious about your preferences. What do you drink most often? What would you like to drink if someone else is buying (like a rich uncle)? Are there any you’ve tried and would decline, even if Uncle Vitruvius is buying?
This question gets filed under the Good Intentions that pave the road to hell.
If I answer it, I risk people sending me whisky. Risk you say? Risk you scoff? RISK???
Some years back there were a bunch of us on Twitter yakking about cupcakes. Next thing you know we couldn't go a day in the office without a cupcake delivery dude showing up.
Such problems! I hear you laughing as you read this.
Well, ok, it was a nice problem, but here's the real problem: writers see this kind of stuff and think they have to send cupcakes, or whisky, or cabana boys.
It adds to the stress level of writers who are already stretched pass the sanity point on the important stuff like when to nudge, and if they should use Courier or TNR font. And don't get me started on the obsession over where page numbers should be located.
Thus, I stopped answering these kinds of fun questions a while back.
You mean well, and I love Scotch but my goal here is keeping writers off the rodent wheel of obsession, not increase the pace.