Sunday, March 18, 2012
Take this sinking boat and point it home
"Good, speak to th' mariners! Fall to't yarely, or we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir!"
From Shakespeare's "The Tempest."
A couple of boats have recently run aground here in Margaritaville.
H.M.S. 2nd MFA: Four applications. Four rejections.
H.M.S. Book Deal: After the improbably long (almost a year) journey up the food chain, my manuscript was rejected on the final read.
Thoughts from the rusting deck: "...it was possible to be good at what you had little interest in, just as it had been possible to be bad at something, whether painting or poetry, that you cared a great deal about."
From the novel "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo.
Post title from the song "Falling Slowly."