Some days emails to my agent start like this:
I’m wondering if you could instruct me on how to write a novel. 😉
Where I go on to explain all the mistakes I see in my work and sign the message with my typical C.
Then I find in my inbox a response like this:
Hi C, (and now I’m back to childhood with my favorite orangey drink),
Sounds like a day of epiphanies. As such, it would appear you CAN write a novel. 🙂
After encouragement like that, I can happily get back to work.