November 2nd, 2008

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Open letter to my Internal Editor

Dear Internal Editor

Please stop poking your nose in. Why do I listen to you anyway? Your judgement sucks. My tutor just gave me 85% (a distinction!) for the first 750 words of a story that you said was crap. "It's not worth submitting," you said. "I don't know why you're bothering."

I am not going to listen to you any more. So there!

Please don't turn up tomorrow. I plan to do some more work on the neglected novel and you are not welcome.

Yours

Helen

P.S. I will let you have a look at the first draft once it is complete, but until then, stay away!