Monday, December 22, 2008

Still going crazy?

I wrote a post last week for my regular dead guy blog contribution. The subject was how random shocks make rats nuts, and the implications for all of us.

Here's the post, which I offer here, NOT to see my yammering, but so you'll check out what is right now the last comment, but if more are added, it's the 4th one down, the poem.

I'm in awe.

13 comments:

Ann Victor said...

Well, that's a relief! Now I know why I'm more than a little crazy (and a choc-a-holic to boot!) Query shocks! Wait until I tell the family I've found the cause...

Julie Butcher-Fedynich said...

You might want to re-read her query
or get a few chapters. Maybe she's query challenged
:)

Julie Weathers said...

Ha, that was hilarious.

Query shock doesn't really bother me. I saved all my rejection letters from my former life as a writer. When I get discouraged, I pull out the nice ones and remember someone in the industry thought my writing was whatever.

When I get totally sick of the project, I paint or read or work on something else.

Justus M. Bowman said...

Great poem.

JES said...

HA!

Great punchline in that last couplet. But "the World's Smallest Violin" was spew-worthy.

BJ said...

I love it. That must be what query shock does to you. :)

I've always said you have to be a little crazy to be a writer. Not just to deal with the industry, but to write, period. Normal people don't find inspiration in tragic news stories. Normal people don't quibble about point of view or punctuation. Normal people don't have stories playing out in their minds as real as life (maybe more real).

I'd hate to be normal. Bring on the query shock!

Margaret Yang said...

And there's a special place in hell
For "Synopsis, Outline as well."

Beverage alert! Beverage alert!

moonrat said...

oh man. that kind of made my day.

AC said...

Somebody needs to give that poet a contract! If she (he?) writes fiction as well as she writes poetry, I'm preordering her book on Amazon, like right now.

Thanks for this; I read your original post but missed the poem. It made my day.

Janet said...

Still going crazy? Why would one continue journeying when one has already arrived?

dvora swickle said...

I would like to ask if you have already self published a book, is it alright to send it out to agents. Would this be a bad idea. I would love to find an agent, would it be alright to send the book to an agent? dvora swickle

dvora swickle said...

I would like to ask if you have already self published a book, is it alright to send it out to agents. Would this be a bad idea. I would love to find an agent, would it be alright to send the book to an agent? dvora swickle

Southern Writer said...

That was great. Good job, M Benkin!