Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Page Turns


It would figure, wouldn't it?

A couple of weeks ago, I said that I was shelving the manuscript I've written -- mostly for personal reasons.

So what do I do now that a senior editor at Vintage Press (Cormac McCarthy, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, William Faulkner) has sent me an e-mail raving about what they've read here on my little corner of the internet and wanting to set up a meeting with me for next week?

I say yes, or course.

Can I get a "hell yeah."

41 comments:

Fungi said...

HELL YEAH!

come over, we'll celebrate.

keenEddie said...

Congrats. You're in good company with those authors... some of my favs.

I'd hoped that my blog would catch someone's eye, but my writing is tepid.

I've almost 20 years doing print (and, since the mid-90s, web site) design but only started blogging about 2 years ago.

Since then, I've started work on 2 screenplays... but I'm still churning out lame, client-driven designs for dull brochures, annual reports, web sites, etc. to pay the bills.

I should have stayed in NY, dammit.

litelysalted said...

Congrats, man! Good luck in the meeting. Do I smell "Oprah's Book Club" in your future?

Blade said...

hell yeah, man!

antoinette jeanine said...

Hell yeah!

Juju said...

That's great! If it's meant to happen, it will. My husband loves Chuck Palahniuk's writing. I must admit some, ok a lot, of it grosses me out. Good luck.

tony said...

Hell Yeah.

Lorenzo said...

Hell yeah. Congrats man, though not surprising, we all know you're awesome

winged unicorn said...

one door slams shut on your foot, climb out the chimney!
safe journey, chez.
not going to wish you a peaceful one. you'd hate that. just...safe. and even that, only safe enough to NOT end up back in the hospital.
and better dreams. the sleeping ones. waking dreams are their own nightmare.
you'll be ok, my friend.

Nancy said...

Well, DUH!

(How exciting!)

trish said...

I figure you wouldn't mention this unless they had made you feel pretty conident.

Congrats!

Nate said...

Hell Yeah!
Congrats and good luck with the meeting.

Adam said...

One copy sold right here.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the book. I can not wait for it to show up at my local book seller. Oh and welcome back:)

Red

UneFemmePlusCourageuse said...

If anything comes of this, I'll be buying the book.
Good luck.

largo said...

You're going to be a star!!!

Anonymous said...

good luck chez....that manuscript is too damned good to sit in a drawer forever. its only a matter of time....

hecubus

Lauren said...

Good things only come to you when you give up on looking for them. Good luck with the meeting. I'm looking forward to being able to say, I read that guy's stuff when...

Lea said...

You know, I haven't been visiting this blog very long, so I've missed some backstory. I found it because it was linked from some other thing I was reading. But I've been hooked from the start. That one visit has turned into a serious habit.

Here's my 'hell yeah' for what it's worth.

FACE BONES said...

BRUUUUUUUTAAAAALLLLLLLLL

demondoll said...

Hell yeah! Congratulations and best wishes-

james said...

Hopefully hes not one of those guys trying to get closer to your wife and "be there" for her

Luna said...

Hell Yeah!!! You deserve this and more!

Anonymous said...

Go take the the world my friend. It's all yours.

Boo said...

You have just experienced a universal truth: do good things for yourself (i.e. health!) and good things happen. Big, delicious congrats to you. Quit that damn meat market and write, write, right.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! If anyone could've used a bit of good news, it's you.

-Kara

Beckylooo said...

Good.

oh sorry. I mean, "hell yeah!"

Zoe said...

Hell yeah! Good luck with the meeting.

tabi said...

This news makes me very happy indeed!
Congratulations, can't wait to reserve a copy!

Al said...

A Million Little...hell yeahs! =) Congrats - your talent got you in that door, now walk your ass through it.

RottweilerTOM said...

Life's what you make of it...

Anonymous said...

Hell Yeah!!

I'll be buying that book when it comes out. Great publishing house.

Benny

John said...

Has anyone latey told you you suck? Well you suck.(Can you tell I'm doing that triple sarcasm thing, when, not like first order sarcasm with the emphasis on tone, and you say the opposite of what you mean, and not like second level , where you state as deadpan as possible your message,but when you say the opposite with cheerleader zing, and hope the message gets through.
?)

Ally said...

Yes! Great news - you'll be an overnight sensation, and all of your adoring fans will just shake our heads and exclaim with a smile, "We knew it all along."

Reserve my copy in advance - very, very happy for you and not a bit surprised. Celebrate with Jayne when she gets back, and enjoy the moment. This is the stuff of dreams, my friend.

Jax said...

yup. saw that one coming.

congratulations!

Schwa said...

Nice!

Vermillion said...

Hell yeah!

So, how long do we wait before we get to scream "SELLOUT"? I have always wanted to do that, but never really got into anything that let me.

John said...

Please tell me the title is going to be "Noun Phrase: The qualifier always follows the colon."

...and that the cover will be pink.

Swami Dearest said...

"Oh, Chez? Well, I like his early stuff."

'Scuse please, just practicing my bored, disaffected, dismissive, and jealous-as-hell asshole routine.

Congratulations on reaching this level. Keep going!

Laurie

whodafukdoyouthinkyouare said...

of course, if and when this all goes through, we need to blow someting up to celebrate.

The winds of change are blowing strong this fall.
eeeeaaaaanyway...congrats.

Gina said...

I'm a little late, but hell yeah! Let us know how it goes..