Friday, March 22, 2013

chocolate biscuits and lions

Looking for agents to approach with either novel 2 or 3 I searched through my rejection letters to find the ones who'd said no but encouragingly. It seems most of them are now out of business. Does this mean:
a) their judgement was already impaired when they suggested my writing was good;
or b) if they'd taken me on they'd now be revelling in my success?

Hard to say but I suspect the former.

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Husband spent a large part of the morning choosing his Lions 15. (For those non-rugby fans: in the summer the British Lions, a team made up of players from Wales, England  Scotland and Ireland, will tour Australia. Already there is much speculation about the make-up of the team. Everyone has their own thoughts on who should or shouldn't go.) Actually he chose 22 to allow for those on the bench.

So over dinner I said, 'Go on then, tell me.'
'Well,' he began, 'My choice for number 1 will be controversial. I'm going for Teddy Sherringham.'
'Uh, he's a footballer.'
'I said it would be controversial.'

(He meant Andrew Sheridan.)

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We had a dilemma this afternoon.

Sitting on the side in the study is an as-yet-ungiven wrapped Christmas present - a tin of Cadburys chocolate biscuits.

I said to Husband, 'The problem is they might have reached their best by date. It would be bad form to give them to someone only for them to be out-of-date. I'll have to get something else for the intended recipient. But what do we do with the tin of chocolate biscuits?'
Husband shrugged. 'I don't know.'
'We could eat them ourselves I suppose.'

I didn't need any more encouragement. The dilemma was resolved.


Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Hahah! That 'dilemma' would have been resolved pretty darned quickly, here, too!!

Love the conversation. It's just the sort of thing that happens here, as you know! As to the novel, well, of course they'd have been revelling in their success if ONLY they'd had the brains to take your novel. ;)

Ole Phat Stu said...

I haven't had a 'Dial Emma' since we got a touch-tone phone ;-)