Monday, July 13, 2015

A Really Artful Finesse

As best as I have been able to understand the whole hoohaw about the follow-on-in-time book in the one book “Mockingbird” franchise, the author, all those years ago submitted a manuscript to (someone in the shadowy world of publishing) who said something like “this is shit, but if you were to invent a prequel, it might be good.”

Such prequel was produced and the rest is history.

So here we are today.

I guess the lesson learned is that if you write something that wasn’t up to snuff and wait long enough – and if you have in the interim written something that has had massive commercial success, and perhaps, merit, you can finesse the old one into best seller status.

How nice.

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