Thursday, October 11, 2007

An Ideal Non-Future


In a rejection of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, one editor wrote of John Le Carre, "He hasn't got any future."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why do editors say things like that? It's almost guaranteed to come back and bite them in the tuchus.

zumabitch said...

I used to be an actress and have realized that this early "training" in rejection has been invaluable for inevitable same with writing.

I am still trying to work out how some of my stuff has been called "Spartan and pithy" by one editor and "baroque and dull" by another. Occasionally I feel as if I've missed the punchline. Next!

(That Time cover seems really quaint now, doesn't it?)