Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"There was mud, lots of mud"

A nice interview with John Hanc at Gelf Magazine - I previously blogged about Hanc's book on the Antarctica marathon here.

I will note, pursuant to his observation, that I myself was in correspondence one maniacal morning a few weeks ago when I actually should have been writing at least one or possibly two OTHER books, with a fellow at a specialist press, about whether I might pitch them a book on my Antarctica marathon experience.

The publishing fellow pointed out that at that particular press, they prefer their authors to be very fast or nearly dead - or, even better, very fast and THEN nearly dead!

I will also note that I am writing from the Marriott in Buenos Aires - the adventure has begun!

(Thanks to Carl Bialik for the link.)

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Buenos Aires!!!

Joe said...

yay somewhere far away! have an awesome trip!

Lynn said...

please don't be almost dead any time soon!

ShirleyPerly said...

Publishers are so picky!