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Eliza's Fledgling



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Reader Comments (9)

Ah, the classic writer's brain. We can extend an analogy to frightening proportions, can't we?

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelody Platz

Write a couple of dozen short stories and try to get those published. By the time you're ready to send out your first novel, and racked 100+ rejections on the short stories, it'll be just another visit to the post office.

Unless that's a really short novel, you're have to go to the post office to send it off. The post office removed all the blue and green boxes in my area after 9/11. Of course, I live next to a college. Don't know how many subversive (writer) types live in the neighborhood. :)

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterC.D. Reimer

LOVE your comics! Might someone put one on his/her blog if credit is given to the author/illustrator? ;)

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterangie

Melody: We sure can. :-)

C.D. Reimer: Good point about having to go to the post office! Didn't even think of that.

Angie: Thanks and sure! Feel free to post the occasional strip if you include a credit.

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Ohi

Hey, I love your comics! I was reading them last year during NaNo when they talked about you on the site and I just rediscovered them. Love your work.

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

That is so true. :)

I'm having a hard time submitting mine in for the same reason. So I keep editing it constantly. Guh!

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKarina

I found your comics through NaNoWriMo and I have to say I love them. I just went through all of them here, procrastinating work I need to do to read them. They're fantastic! I adore the characters, they're so relatable!

October 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Hee, that so reminds me of earlier this year when I sent out my first novel to a competition :-)

July 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteffi

Ever since this comic was posted, I've always wondered... Whatever happened to Eliza's novel? Did she ever hear back? Will it be published? Was she rejected?? Please update WWFC again, it's my favorite comic :D

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

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