Monday, June 23, 2008


I had bad news on Friday, which is probably why I went to so many parties. Option two of the life changing news finally came back today with a negative. I'm mildly despondent to say the least. Blast, blast and thrice blast.

The view from the people was they liked me but my idea was a bit to strange for them, or at least too strange for them to be able to sell it to other people in the company. Publishing is a funny ol' game. Even if you do have a bit of a following (a faintly ridiculous amount of people read this blog now), a reasonable profile in the papers and fairly comprehensive battle plan of how you would promote a book it just doesn't seem to be enough.

Never mind, I shall allow myself an hour of feeling a little bit glum, while drinking a brandy and then I shall redouble my efforts.

I've to got a restaurant to review tonight, and tomorrow I've got a couple more and then for reasons I don't really understand I'm going to the Danish Embassy. That's bound to cause an adventure.


Kopaylopa said...

I'm terribly jealous about reviewing restaurants.

As for the Danes- I love the Danes. They're fun people. (I lived in Copenhagen for a few months so I'm biased).

Your weekend sounds extreme. But a good follow up to bad news. I'm sure good news will be just around the bend.


Gorilla Bananas said...

Bad luck - "life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans".

The Topiary Cow said...

It still sounds like you have a really cool life even without this job, you get to go to great places and have interesting experiences.

Sorry you crashed and burned.


Anonymous said...

"What would Spiderman do?"