Saturday, September 12, 2009

Austen and monsters

I can do nothing but report the continuing madness with Michael Thomas Ford's Jane Bites Back: "The novel presents an undead Jane Austen, frustrated by nearly 200 years of writer's block and 116 rejections of an unpublished novel she finished just before turning into a vampire."

It's enough for any writer accumulating rejections to sympathise with.

On a side note, read Basile's "Violet" if you have a moment:

"The King's son was burning with love of her, and every time he passed by the little cottage where these three sisters sat at work, he took off his cap and said, "Good-day, good-day, Violet," and she replied, "Good-day, King's son! I know more than you."

I just put that in bold - I love her spirit!

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