Tuesday, November 14, 2006
It's all cyclical....
Winnie Swope's dream was to be a small town New England college professor of Lacanian theory on semi-permanent sabbatical; all the while hammering out publisher-hungry novellas that put Virginia Woolf to shame.
Instead, Winnie choose the less ambitious route, as head of a mezzanine global finance group at Morgan Stanley. This route was reaffirmed when Random House sent a letter indicating that 120 pages about a color blind North Dakota man growing up without any arms or legs was not hitting the publisher's optimal demographic.
Soon after, Winnie phoned in her resignation to Morgan Stanley and moved to Culver City, California in hopes of writing the next great American novel staring Will Ferrell.