Good morning Two Drops followers, readers, and contributors. I wanted to drop a quick note to thank you all for the massive response we received to the “Memoir Challenge,” which, by-the-way, is still not complete. I still have a couple of submissions to edit and publish. It appears that memoir is one of the favorite genres here on the blog. This comes as no surprise to those of us that love this genre; it’s still a hot genre in the publishing world. I would encourage those of you that are writing memoirs to go back and look at some of our Literary Agent updates where you will find a list of agents looking for memoir queries.
I want to take a moment to thank all of our loyal readers, followers, and contributors. We have created a unique “animal” here at Two Drops of Ink. We have managed to create a space, a literary space, where we can all come together as writers – both seasoned and not – and share our work, our social sites, and our audiences. The site grows daily, and the team and I thank you for that.
One of the great pleasures we have experienced many times is to see budding writers, who are very good, get their first shot at a real audience, and then, to see them receive praise for their work. Finally, to see them also become confident that they can write, and off they go. Editing is subjective; I don’t care what they say. I’ve seen editors toss out submissions (including my own *laughing*) because they didn’t personally like the story, the plot, the writing style, etc. That’s not to say they are always wrong; however, in many cases, if they had published the work (as long as it shows decent grammar, syntax, and a coherent story), they might have been surprised at their readers’ reaction. I know I have had this happen here at Two Drops. I’ve hit the publish button on a few submissions that didn’t trip my trigger, only to see our audience love the story, essay, poem, or whatever. Does this make me a genius? Heavens no. The point is that we want to be as objective and supportive of writers from all walks of life as we can here at Two Drops of Ink. I hope we have done so thus far.
Scott Biddulph, Editor-in-Chief