Came across this great interview of Daniel Handler at The Rejectionist. His first novel (for adults) was rejected 37 times before being accepted for publication. Mr Handler's latest novel has just been rejected. I find these facts incredibly disturbing. Okay, I can get my head round the 37 rejections - it was a first book, the author an unknown quantity. But this is no longer true. Daniel Handler's reputation has moved stratospherically beyond that. His sales record would have to be a publishers dream. What does it mean for less successful authors? Its a good interview - go read it.
I have a huge bunch of people coming over for afternoon drinks today. As always this has rendered me inert and I am now concentrating on keeping my gaze averted from the piles of rubbish that need clearing away and the dust bunnies forming colonies. My son has just pointed out my paper towers in the study, demanding I clear them away. Of course I counter argued that things were probably growing in the darkened corners of his bedroom but he wisely pointed out his bedroom was not a main thoroughfare available for communal use. Sigh. Note to self - next social engagement should be organised outside the house. Note to self number 2: school term starts next week, I can survive this.
Love this post by Justine Larbalestier on 'mansplaining'. Disturbing and hilarious in one fell swoop.
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