Monday, April 24, 2006

Parting is such sweet sorrow

This one goes out to the one I've left behind
Another prop has occupied my time.
This one goes out to the one I love.
--R.E.M., "The One I Love"
Bon voyage, Bad Company. May you arrive at my agent's in one piece, be copied half a dozen times by her assistant without your pages getting out of order, and travel on to editors across the great island of Manhattan, editors who will laugh with you, not at you. May they mud wrestle for the right to shower you with a big advance, minimal requests for changes, and a cover that doesn't feature a bare-chested guy under a full moon.

And just because I turn my attention to another book, doesn't mean I don't love you best. MMMWAAAH!



What, no bare chested guy? Oh.


Seriously, good luck. This book deserves to be published.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/25/2006 3:08 PM

I vote for the bare-chested girl.

Congratulations -- I'm glad it's left the nest!

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 4/25/2006 4:03 PM

Must be a good feeling, even if bittersweet. Yay!

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 4/27/2006 10:34 AM

Thanks, everyone. It is a good feeling, now. Monday it was a deep blue feeling.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/27/2006 4:57 PM

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