-The down side of hiring a friend or close one as your editor or agent: They have too much confidence.
Lauren a good friend of mine and my editor has had my manuscript for about a week or so. I emailed it to her saying hey read this and look over it quickly then send it back. No email back. And on top of that she has the confidence to ignore my calls,texts, and emails. Lauren if you are reading this, Send me my manuscript!!
On the other hand. My very first book is going to be available in about two weeks. Problem is, it isn't under my name.(For reasons that I cant disclose. It's inappropriate,let's say.) So if you happen to catch your eye on a strange title with a weird authors name. *Just buy it!