Normal bloggery resumes tomorrow…

When hopefully there will be some bits of my head that don’t hurt. In the meantime, I’d just like to say thanks to those of you who said such nice things about the proposal below (especially Hayden Childs, whose book on Richard & Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out The Lights is one of the best things I’ve read in a long time). I wasn’t posting it, though, to say “Look how foolish those editors are – I’ll show them!” but just because I thought some of you might be interested. I’ll be sure to submit again next time they’re after proposals.

Incidentally, the comments thread on the blog post where they announce their shortlist is truly horrendous – tons of barely-literate rants about how only music journalists would possibly be interested in the book on Britney Spears and so on. As a comic fan, I know a *lot* of people (myself included) wish the big comics companies would open up their submissions process for new writers more. Well, those of you who wonder why they don’t, have a look here. Why anyone would voluntarily put themselves through that, I have no idea.

With a bit of luck, over the next few days I should have posts on Neil Gaiman’s Batman, the Doctor Who stageplays collection from Big Finish, and a couple of other bits. Thanks for bearing with me while I can’t think straight…

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2 Responses to Normal bloggery resumes tomorrow…

  1. Chad Nevett says:

    Those comment threads are brutal… My reaction to the rejection was much like yours and I e-mailed David to get some feedback. I had a proposal rejected the last time around and I think the one I submitted this time was much stronger–and, hopefully, if they have another call for proposals, my next one will be even stronger. I mean, damn, how many times do you get a chance to just pitch a book idea like this?

  2. David says:

    Agreed. There’s a whiff of curdled entitlement to that comments thread that turns my stomach.

    Hmmm… I really should get round to asking for some feedback on my proposal…

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