This is my son. Not Tiki Barber. The other one. I believe getting your own GIF is akin to stardom
The two women behind me in my writing spot use these words separately or together at least three times a sentence.* One of them says, “The PhD life is pretty chill.” Note to nameless PhD program: time to raise your standards.
*Yeah, I counted.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from visiting the Manuscript Wish List, it’s that many agents’ first names begin with “S.”*
*I’ve learned heaps of other things, of course, but as much of it increases my writer’s angst and insecurity levels, I’ll stick with the alphabet.
- Get an agent
- Get at least one “Revise and resubmit” request from an editor. (Yeah “I’m dying to publish this” would be preferable, but baby steps, right?)
- Organize my silverware drawer
For anybody who’s been wondering why I haven’t posted in, like, forever, let’s just say it involved a lot of time in Sausalito and not in a good way*, and although it’s a very beautiful town (see photo) with lot’s of great restaurants and nice people, I hope I never see it again.
*Didn’t involve prison time or abduction
I just finished a truly excellent and highly entertaining and fun novel, The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille. It contains both Cuba and affairs and a bunch of other stuff, too. It also mentions our friend Alan Gross, whose experience in Cuba wasn’t excellent, highly entertaining, or fun. If he writes a book about it, you should absolutely buy it.
Why did spellcheck insist on turning “they must” into “thymus?”