Thursday, April 14, 2011

Definitions

Bookmoon
--noun
Bookmooning

1. a period of euphoria following the completion of a WIP, during which the author feels that nothing has or could ever be as perfect as the finished manuscript.
2. an unrealistic adoration of an author for her book.
3. the glow an author experiences after editing and before being critiqued/rejected by betas, reviewers, or agents.

Origin:
a mashup of the words honeymoon and book, created by me to describe the weird, giddy, almost obsessive love authors can experience for their precious manuscripts.

--Related forms
bookmooning, verb

--Synonyms
love, obsession.

--Antonyms
pessimism, realism.

4 comments:

  1. tee hee hee! have you recently been bookmooning? :)

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  2. @Jaimie

    * curtsies * Why, thank you!

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  3. @Vic

    Well, I vacillate. Between bookmoons and discourwritement. ;-)

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