April 22, 2006
Been better, been worse.
On the other hand, work is going really well, and my pro-blogging career kicked off nicely, by golly. Best of all, I talked to my agent tonight.
And yeah, I still feel like a bit of an asshole when I say that. What are you going to do?
The bad news is that two editors who were very interested in my book changed publishers and are no longer able to publish memoirs. (Imagine, they'd rather change jobs than turn down my agent. I told you she was good.) The good news? Two more editors are looking as we speak, and she's fairly confident that she'll have even better news soon.
I'd be more anxious about it if I actually had a finished book.
We discussed my diabetes diagnosis and whether it should change the direction of my book, and we agreed that it would just be a distraction. Schuyler's monster is both unique and poignant, she said. Diabetes is common and boring.
"No one wants to read about your diabetes, Robert," she said.
Heh. Like I didn't know that already.