Lessee…it’s just after 4 p.m. where First Look editor lives…he’s getting toward the end of his workday, end of his workweek. Wonder if he’s finished reading it? No reason he should tell me if he is, of course, – he’s still got to report back to the rest of the team, and then they have to conference, maybe read it themselves, before making a decision about whether to go ahead and publish…but then again, his is the first opinion, and it surely counts for something…wonder what he thinks of it? Of course, he might not be finished – maybe he’s having to make lots and lots of editorial marks…damn…does the silence mean it’s terrible? Sigh…

We’ll see.


  1. Adam DeVille says

    As one who fills parts of his days as an academic editor (which is, admittedly, different from a commercial editor), let me offer this bit of insider information that may or may not be consoling: reading a manuscript, and especially editing of same, is a HUGELY time-consuming enterprise. I am not known for patience so I cannot counsel that in others but I could say that fast turn-around times on mss. are a rare thing. Give him time.

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    Thanks much, Adam.

  3. Jonathan Potter says

    Watch the movie Sideways to cheer yourself up. (What did you think of that movie, by the way? Surely you’ve commented on it in this or one of your other venues.)

  4. Drink in the ocean, feel it’s wealth… deadline of your oceanreview at the top of the hour!

  5. Matthew Lickona says

    Oh yes, I’ve seen Sidways. A few comments here. More could be said, natch. I really like Payne, and I thought he nailed it here. Thanks for the suggestion.

  6. Jonathan Potter says

    Thanks for the link back. Great stuff.

Speak Your Mind