- Camille Minichino is cramming to send a solicited proposal with “a few chapters” for a new series. A secret for now. She has decided that “a few chapters” means three. “A couple” would be two, and four would be “a lot.” Right?
- Mysti Berry is mostly recovered from a sprained knee and prepping her novella The Last Vacation for submission (the previous publisher went broke).
Fake it 'til you make it
This saying is well known enough to have an entry of its own in Wikipedia, i.e.,
"Fake it 'til you make it" (also called "act as if") is a common catchphrase. The purpose is to avoid getting caught in a self-fulfilling prophecy related to one's fear of not being confident, e.g. "I can't ask that person out because they will sense my lack of confidence." The article "How You Too Can Be an Optimist" in Prevention points out, "In research at Wake Forest University, for example, scientists asked a group of 50 students to act like extroverts for 15 minutes in a group discussion, even if they didn’t feel like it. The more assertive and energetic the students acted, the happier they were."
So, just how does this apply to writing and maybe life in general? The LadyKillers will weigh in...