Why I Love the English Language (and writing)
From Nick Mamtas
Carver became a legend on 72 short stories. I just sold my 60th. But thanks to the handy chart at the back of Carol Sklenicka’s mammoth biography, I know that Carver never sold stories to anthologies with names such as The Walri Project, The Naked Singularity, or Fucking Daphne. Am I doing something wrong?
(h/t Andrew Sullivan.)
I don’t quite know why this tickles me so, except that as a writer, I love reading writer’s rants. Or perhaps its the fact that I now have some almost-certain-to-be-unreached destinations to which my own work could aspire.