A vast public collection of real-life rejection
Uhm, you're going for a drive up a mountain while a lumberjack lingers in your subconcious? Okay then, I give up.
And all this time I thought you were a gay man, "Lucy!"Congrats. Is the book deal on, too?
I'm third gendered ;-)
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ON THE BLOG NOW THAT WE 'ALL' KNOW YOUR IDENTITY? LIKE, IS THIS IT? IS THIS GOODBYE?
Nah....I'll just keep plugging away as always. People will forget my identity....or it doesn't really matter, does it? I don't know. We'll see. Some people still don't know.
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? LIKE, CAN YOU TELL WHERE MY COMMENTS COME FROM SOMEHOW? OR AM I JUST BEING PARANOID? IF YOU DO, DON'T TELL! (NOTICE I KEPT IT A SECRET).DID YOUR AGENT GET YOU INTO THE 'PLACE," OR WAS THAT A COLD CALL?
Congratulations on the piece; it was sincere and moving and the NYT's isn't just any slouch of a paper. I too was guilty of thinking you were a man. What's that about? I know what it is: there's not enough pink around here.
That column is always rad -- the best writing in the Times -- but today's is especially great! Who edits it?
For those of us still in the dark, please shed some light, post a link!
Send me an email, I will send you a link.
@CAPSMAN: I don't know who you are. But wouldn't tell if I did. My essay acceptance was a cold call. Agent thought it was a great idea, but no association with my getting published. I am completing the book proposal as we speak.
. As soon as I turned the page, I knew it was you! And my reward was a beautiful read.
Just started reading this blog last month, excited to know your "real" identity because it's much better than the one I'd constructed for you in my head. Beautiful piece, by the way. Looking forward to the long version.
Echoing what everyone else has already said - congratulations, it is a really great piece and I too look forward to your book on the subject... It is really nice to finally put a name/face to this great blog (thanks for today's final, extremely hard to miss visual clue!). Congrats again and I wish you much more publishing success to come.
Just got home from work, turned into the NYT online. I got up to the deer hooves as table lamps and I knew this was you....(Now I have to go back and read the rest!)Heartfelt congratulations!Z
Frankly, I'm pissed. Not one damn thing has been revealed to me about you, as writer or as a person. Some others seem to know a bunch of stuff. How? This seems -- after your build-up (big news forthcoming, folks!) -- like a tease.
@Anonymous...don't be so frigging cranky. As I've said send me an email and I'll send you the link.
Great article. A different kind of rejection on display. Well, and then there's Faulkner's Isaac McCaslin, who rejects his inheritance. Good luck with the book, a powerful theme of both family and national proportions.
What a lovely piece! I enjoyed it immensely. Definitely a different picture of you than what I conjured in my mind. But a better one! I'm glad to read you're a peer and not a 20something. :-) Congrats.
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