Don’t give your sister your half-edited MS to read with the instructions, “Stop reading it if you find yourself saying, ‘I really need to finish this for my sister.’ Just give it back and tell me the truth.”
I know what she’s doing. She’s putting off looking at the first page for fear she’ll hate it. Argh.
I have less than 100 pages left to edit in that manuscript, and I haven’t worked on it for a month!