"The notion that such persons are gay of heart and carefree is curiously untrue. They lead, as a matter of fact, an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats."
- James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Speaking of editors.

Not a big post today, ladies and gents. I saw this today in the Los Angeles Times (yes, the actual paper-in-hand edition) and wanted to share it with you all (sorry it's a little teensy, but I can't figure out how to make my blog space bigger):

Pearls Before Swine

Because that's the kind of gal I am. I'm here for you.

P.S. I so want to meet Stephan Pastis... if only to ask him how he pronounces his name.


Patricia Stoltey said...

Cute cartoon. But I sometimes wonder...


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

It looks like they're running a publishing series all week from what I've seen so far. Too funny!

Mystery Writing is Murder

N A Sharpe said...

LOL, pretty funny. Now that is definitely what I call short-cutting it!

Nancy, from Just a Thought…

Anonymous said...


Sounds a lot like the editorial review I received from my publisher iUniverse.

Seriously, they did offer me some vital feedback on my manuscript, although I quickly realized they only read the first few and last chapters of my 400 page novel.

So they only read about 40 pages while offering me a complete editorial/proofreading service for $7,500.

No thank you. I paid two editor/proofreaders to polish my diamond-in-a-rough into a beautiful gem of a story for half the amount.

- Steve Tremp

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