On Sunday, Tamara and I went out for drinks. As usual, we talked about writing, what we are working on and our plans for the future. We also talked about things that frustrate us, and I mentioned people who don't return emails.
I know I've complained about this before. It is seriously one of my pet peeves, especially if it's your only form of communication. The majority of the time, I send emails because I need information. Sometimes, though, I think I need emails for validation.
It sounds weird, I know, but it's nice to know that my work is still being looked at or that they want to see other things I've written. I have moments where I am that author editors hate: the one who needs their hand held through the entire process. Part of it is ego stroking, part of it is reassurance that I'm not a complete fraud, but the other part is knowing exactly what is going on with my work.
I'm sure my close friends are reading this saying, "Duh! We've known that about you for a long time!" I've probably known it for a while too, but now I'm admitting it. Isn't the first step recognizing the problem? After that, I should be able to work on it!