I am digging out from the overflow resulting from three weekends — in some cases long — spent at bookish events, so today I offer up Jeffrey Eugenides’s take on the first-time experience. Publishing a book, that is. It’s part of the ongoing series from The Paris Review. Enjoy!
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I enjoyed the video immensely. Loved how he talks about how the voice so often writes the story. Thanks for posting this.
Yep, this is how it was for me too. However, I have written 6 books and none of them have been accepted by a publisher. Not even my first book. So I was a little teary at the end of Eugene’s video, him being so lucky.
Robert, I am moved to say, that if I had written 6 and none of them had been accepted, I would go back to number 1 and do a complete rewrite on it. That is just my opinion, but it does seem like with 6 you might be repeating the same mistakes. I hope you make the breakthrough soon.
Thanks. But why is it that it necessarily has to be that I’m making a mistake? Or mistake? That is ludicrous.
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