In Reply to: Re: Have you folks seen this yet? posted by Mike Cartmell on October 19, 1999 at 16:03:10:
Thanks! I actually did send a copy to Satch and he said that although he enjoyed the story, Roundel does not take submissions that have already been published. Unfortunately, the internet is regarded as publishing. Who woulda thunk that providing access to something for a measly couple of billion people constitutes publication? Oh well. Something else is in the works. We shall see what happens.
As to a swollen head, my fan club membership is growing geometrically and adding you to the ranks brings it up to a chart topping... ummm... two. Double the previous total!
Thank you very much for the P.J. reference. He was one of my favorite authors back when he was with National Lampoon. Very sick. Very funny.
As to your literary ability: you made me laugh out loud. I have no higher compliment. Your timing and cadence are exemplary.
I don't know why you couldn't email me, although NoBrainz Motorsports is currently down because I seem to have exhausted my throughput allowance for the month. Ooops. I guess somebody must like me.
: Jon, you wrote a terrific piece. I'd like to see you submit it to the Roundel at the very least. I don't want to add to you're already swollen head, but this is nearly as good as the car stuff P.J. O'Rourke used to write before he got married and became a father. By the way, I tried to e-mail you but was informed that my access was "forbidden". I, too, have artistic pretensions; whaddaya think about the following intro to a piece like yours. OK, here goes: "I'll never forget the dark and stormy night when I stole my first M3...." You can finish it but don't forget where you got the idea. I know you'll agree it has pathos and literary tension but what do you think of my timing???