My first rejection! The New Yorker did not like my story. I am told that every writer, at any level, has a room full of rejection letters. I’m gonna need a freakin’ warehouse. Anyway, it *is* the only thing I’ve submitted so far, as I am concentrating on the novel, so that makes me 0 […]
Well, I’m 32k words into the rewrite. Slow going, but plodding along. I guess it doesn’t help that I am very low IQ, a sleepy-eyed son of a bitch, and get paid 130k in hush money to bang ugly dudes who are bad at being president. Oh, well. I’ll continue on! Hope everyone is well!
Well, the final (9th!) rough draft of my novel, A Pack Of Dogs, is finished. I am getting some great feedback; thanks to everyone who managed to make their way through that jumbled, disheveled collection of words I call a story. Anyway, I’m compiling and making some notes, and now the rewrite begins. This is […]
Merry Christmas everybody! The writing is going well, but is slow moving. This whole thing about spelling words right and proper sentence structure kind of gets in the way. Oh, well. I have another short story I want to submit, but it needs a tiny bit more work. Then I go through the process of […]
Well, I finally did it. I submitted my first short story to The New Yorker magazine. I know it’s a long shot, but hey, go big or go home. I will let you know when I get the rejection letter. Actually, they don’t send a rejection letter. If they don’t accept your story within 90 […]
I have an Ancient, dear old friend, named Bill Baxter, an old high-school chum. He has made a career out of working the technical side of the film and television industry, and has had great success. He recently delved into the other side of the art-form, and has written a masterpiece of a screenplay, called […]
My girlfriend, a talented artist named Maria Berg, wrote the following poem. It is in the style of dadaism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada), which is essentially an absurdist form of prose. She didn’t actually write the poem, she simply took snippets from an interview of someone we all know, and re-arranged the order of the sentences. The results […]