Dear Children, You’re Fired…Or I’m Fired?

For weeks now, I have been trying to get my kids to read my official revised draft of Children of Planes

The youngest started to read it. To make it official, she even asked that I draft up a Inked41723143_1807676106012125_2867250365001105408_n_LIcontract of what my expectations were of her to be a professional reader:

Note the deadline of September 3rd….

Apparently, she got bored with the fact that “her character” wasn’t mentioned yet and hasn’t gone back to it. Suffice to say, if I was paying her to read it, she’d be fired.

The eldest was like, “oh… well you know I have soooo many books I have to read this year for L.A, so I can’t even…”

I’m pretty convinced that if my own kids won’t read it, it is likely pretty crappy.

So, what do you do when you’ve developed this new found interest to try to get a novel published, but then realize it’s likely to be crap?

Scrap it?

Get new kids who are properly brainwashed and want to read their mother’s manuscript?!