A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
As much as I respect Edna, even if you write a good book, there are those that enjoy kicking your junk.
@Suzan. It’s terrible, but it’s true.
Not sure it was true in her day….maybe it was, though, human nature being what it is.
I like the quote in terms of the vulnerability that she is pointing out. Writing and publishing a book is highly personal and vulnerable.
Oh, it was. Internet flame wars are nothing compared to the wars between litfic writers in other eras.
I’m just reading a book about Vincent. She knows about having her pants down!
I was trying very hard not to go there, Barbara!
She’d be proud! 3 different guys in 1 afternoon?
Let’s all keep our pants up on TPV.
I’ll keep my pants here at home, thanks. If I put them up on TPV, some hacker could end up wearing them!
(How do you upload a pair of pants, anyway?)
There’s a widget for that.
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