Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Step Eight

Hi. My name is Matthew and I'm a blogaholic.

I love it that even on the morrow after election night, when I have so much I would love to say, but will not do so here, I can use one of these posts to make fun of myself instead.

Today I am on Step Eight.

Make a list of all persons I have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them.

Well the main people I have harmed with my writing and blogging are the literary agents I queried before I was really ready (see the label queries/rejections), who therefore had to endure my ignorance, and the other bloggers I used to bother with my shameless self promotions in the comments. So yeah. Sorry about that.

I won't really be making any amends to them. Except maybe to keep writing, improve my craft, and perhaps one day be good enough to get published. Maybe.

Soon I may share about Step Nine.

Disclaimer: This post is satirical. It is not meant to offend anyone, or to belittle the integrity of 12 Step Programs anywhere, which have saved countless lives since their inception.

25 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

heheh, I was wondering when you were going to continue with these this morning! HA! I remember those 'shameless promotions'. Man, they ticked me off. But that was because I didn't know you very well then. If you did them now though, I woudn't care less! ;o) How you feeling? Cold clearing up?

Ted Cross said...

Yes, we have at least four years to look forward to of almost nothing getting done because no one will work together on anything. Sometimes I am happy that I don't live there anymore.

Candyland said...

I'm just stoked you said "the morrow"

Christina Lee said...

heh heh! Yes you will (get published) you shameless self-promoter, you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The agents will get over it!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

When I first glanced your mug, I thought it said Meddling Blogoholic.

I need more sleep!

I'm with you about the literary agents and me improving my craft. Serves them right. ;)

Oh that's right, you have stopped with the promotion of your blog. I used to think you were crazy doing it because linking takes time--but I guess you were just copying and pasting the HTML tag in the comments. :)

JKB said...

I didn't get a shameless promotion. :-(

(J/K)

Are you at least feeling better??

Matthew Rush said...

Yes, I am Jen, thanks!

Shannon said...

Oh...the shameless promotions. I forgot about those. It used to crack me up every time you did that.

Old Kitty said...

I missed all the shameless self promotions! Darn! :-)

Take care
x

Creepy Query Girl said...

Yes, I've got a pretty shameful list going myself:)

Lydia Kang said...

Umm, why are so so freaking funny? This is hilarous (and again, no disrespect to those who truly need the 12 step process).
Ha ha!

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

if it makes you feel any better, you never bothered me with your self promotion

Colene Murphy said...

I guess I missed your self promotion stuffs.
Feeling better?

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

LOL

And I'm sure agents have seen worse. :)

salarsenッ said...

Hah, I like this. Lovin' the mug.

DEZMOND said...

oh, I forgot you had elections. Hope your guys won. Although in politics they are all more or less the same.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Great post! Love it. I particularly like your disclaimer too. You're posts are always fun. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Those poor agents, sloshing their way through the slush pile. I know I've added to their workload too over the past year. Hopefully next time will go smoother.

Carolyn Abiad said...

Still liking that coffee mug :) Glad you feel better!

Donna Hole said...

How fun LOL.

Oh, that reminds me; I can list you on my resources for query help.

......dhole

Slamdunk said...

If that is the worst thing you do to an agent, I think they'll be satisfied.

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I love your comment Anon, even if I have no idea what you're talking about.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Hey, you've already made amends to all those agents, by helping other writers improve their queries before foisting them upon said agents.

Probably a little late to make amends for the shameless self-promotions, though... Oh, well. LOL!

I'm loving these posts. *grin!*