As far as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a writer. But I’m so busy with work commitments and all that I have no time to write. Writing is so hard and time-consuming. Do you think you could pay somebody good to write for me? But please make sure my name appears on the cover of the book, okay?In a post I'm sure editor Eric Forbes really enjoyed writing he lifts the lid on some of the most horrifying (and funniest!) things that would-be-published writers have said to him. The kiasuism is astounding, the arrogance staggering, the misunderstanding of what the role of an editor actually is, extremely worrying.
Wise up! Don't talk about being published until you have a manuscript. And the responsibilty for knocking that manuscript into shape is all yours!
From the Lips of an Editor (19/10/06)
(Pic nicked from here.)