Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Anniversary LROD

Two days ago was my 1,500th post and tomorrow is the 5-year anniversary of this blog. Perhaps it's a good time to take a moment and review.
  • For those of you who don't know, I started this blog by posting a backlog of my very own rejections and went for a good long time until I ran out.
  • Then I posted some rejections that came along in real-time.
  • Then you all started sending me your rejections which has been interesting.
  • Then we started a bunch of conversations about the state of publishing which has declined greatly these past 5 years.
  • During this time I have published a bunch of things, but not another book, which is disappointing. I have also revised my novel many times and had a few agents interested who ultimately walked away.
  • My family has gone crazy over my public writing about being disinherited and about them in essence.
  • A bunch of publishers got excited about the disinheritance book proposal, but ultimately walked away.
  • A small press is potentially interested in a book of my published essays, but they have not gotten back to me with an answer, and plus my family will FREAK out if it gets published, so there's that.
  • I finally put my family way on the outside of my life.  In fact, they can go for a flying fuck if they would like to; I'm done.
  • Just last month I took my "third-person omniscient" point of view and turned it into first-person weird" point of view which has revolutionized the novel, now so many years in the making it's embarrassing to give it a number in public.  (Related to the above bullet? probably) 
  • Will the novel get published now?  I don't know.  Secret Agent Man is giving it a read (new to him), as are a few other trusted readers.  So cross your fingers for me, peeps.
Oh, and happy anniversary to you too. You mice make this blog worth writing and reading.

4 comments:

mercury rising said...

Congrats, Dude.
Been loving your fresh blog for a long time.

CAPSMAN! said...

KEEP IT UP.

Radek said...

I like it, its funny specially for writer retards as myself ;) lol

Anonymous said...

Okay, here's why your fams shouldn't freak at the prospect of you publishing a book of essays about them: Most books are published to little or no notice.


A book of literary essays is probably just not going to come to their friends' attention. So unless they start pointing the book out to all their friends & co-workers, they'll be able to continue leading their annonymously-awful lives. Right? So why should they give a hoot about your success?