Birth of an Author Blog

Much more important than having my upcoming debut novel do well critically and commercially is proving my ability to remain grounded despite having just been recognized as a literary genius. They may deny it, but I know my friends, family and new tailor are all concerned that me getting published is going to change who I am or how long I make them wait at tea houses and the opera.

In their defense, they all know I have been prone to delusions of grandeur in recent years, but such delusions are normal when one has no real grandeur going on. Now that I’m set to be a published author, the delusional behavior will certainly cease, as I no longer have any reason to merely PRETEND to be extremely important. That being said, I can’t promise I won’t continue to claim that I am the fourth Beastie Boy.

I was initially going to use this inaugural blog post to talk about myself and my book, Notes on an Orange Burial (due out in late summer/early fall 2011), but I decided this blog really isn’t about me. It’s about you… reading me.

I want to thank everybody who encouraged me to continue writing and submitting my work over the years, and who has inspired me to be true to the artist within me. I would also like to thank my parents, who would have been much happier had I been true to the cardiologist or lawyer within me, but who have never criticized my vocational choice while sober.

In future posts here, I will be sharing my thoughts and opinions on a diverse range of subjects that all center around how I wasn’t breast-fed as a baby. I may also post some excerpts from my book, share my experiences as a rookie novelist, and (buy it) perhaps even try to employ (you need my book) some subliminal advertising.

I hope you’ll stop by here again soon to see what happens to me off my meds. I look forward to receiving your comments and feedback, and, if necessary, to finding out where you live.

Rejection of Rejection Letter

June 28, 2011

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