Did you just try one publisher? Is one shot at writing it the all or nothing
end of it? You have to hit a hole in one or go home? Don't you have
something else to say since? Aren't you a different writer now? Couldn't the
guy be right? Is this about his rejection of you? Why is he important? What
do you need?
I don't have any solutions for you. You're intent on playing out a tragedy,
despite your full qualifications to use your experience and wisdom.
One thing. Don't tell me you're incapable.
I don't buy it.
You really want the title fuckup?
That's a little easy isn't it?
You want to help the people around you or not?
Then tell the world what it is to be a human being. Isn't that what the guy
was saying to you?
----- Original Message -----
From: "ef" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2001 12:22 AM
Subject: Re: fuckup
> >You're e.
> >That's a good thing to be.
> >I think you should write about being e. In a book. And get it published.
> yah right.
> i did, once, -whadda fool- try. got rejected too, rather
> spectacularly. the guy, having sat on it for a whole year, finally
> deigned it "too emotionally distanced from the material". oke, so
> even tho i knew that to be idiotic... hell, i work very hard at, i
> dunno, leaving... air... in the stuff, paring back melodramatic
> superfluities... i *still* got fucked up by it all, you know, the
> rejection. i take rather badly to rejection, very badly, in fact. the
> ah, effluvia of my rather interesting childhood, that is. i know it
> but i cannot control it. so i never tried again. that's what i do, i
> get rejected once and i never try again.
> >Then you should take the money from the book and continue being e.
> hahahaha... oops, sorry :-)
> >I don't think you should write about other people, except as they come to
> >visit in the book. Like the way it is in real life. That way it will be
> >easier to write. And truthful, because you're the only person whose
> >you actually know.
> it is true that i only know myself. but then again, i may also know
> others by that very fact, maybe, i mean, if i am to be truthful. or i
> can pretend to know, even believe to know... but hell, fuckit, we all
> know that. or not. wheeee!
> >If you do that then I'll write one, too. But if you don't, I won't
> >That would be a lot easier.
> oh please, don't wait for me... mine is already written, here, ya
> know. and let us not forget the paperbags... graffiti, ya know.
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