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This Mortal Coil

Posted on 2006.06.02 at 14:42
I get the double whammy of turning another year older next week AND having an invitation to my 20 year high school reunion sitting in my inbox, which I still don't know if I will attend next month.  In the TWO decades that have passed, I've never given up on the dream of being a professional writer, but I just can't stomach the question, "So, what are you doing now?" and my answer, "still writing and just wishing." 

If only the editor at Ballantine, who accepted my manuscript for CRUCIFER twenty-one months ago, would make me an offer I can't refuse (before my mortal coil winds down another notch). Maybe I'd feel like celebrating.  Maybe I'd feel like going to the reunion and facing all those long lost friends. But you know what they say about overnight success--it's years in the making.  On the plus side, in twenty years I've learned a thing or two about writing, and had enough life experience that I no longer write about love, death, failure, loss and redemption in the abstract.  But as for learning patience--I'm full to the gills with being patient.

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colleen lindsay
lagringa at 2006-06-07 05:41 (UTC) (Link)
He STILL hasn't given you an answer about the book??? At this point you need your agent to intervene. Agressively.
rjcrowtherjr
rjcrowtherjr at 2006-06-07 09:08 (UTC) (Link)
I wrote to you at the deadlanguages email address. didn't want to post my reply here. Is that still your email address?

I hope life is well, my friend,
Love, Rob
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