My character’s little brother sneezed and I used the word “snot.”
Oh my goodness! One agent I subbed to was so offended by this. It’s a middle-grade novel. Children love snot. They love the word, they think it’s funny. I do too actually. He was actually offended by the word SNOT?
This is what he said, “When I got to the snot I stopped. I will not read stuff like this.”
At first I was really taken back by his comments. But he did me a favor. Because anybody who can’t appreciate the humor of “snot” really doesn’t get it.