Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

MSA (Mrissa Service Announcement)

I just wanted to let you all know that for the next two months or so, "You don't have to figure out which novel to write next right now," will be an adequate response to anything I say. Not perhaps an optimal one. But an adequate one.

Acceptable sample conversations:

"I'm going to Byerly's; do you want anything?"
"You don't have to figure out which novel to write next right now."

"I'm really concerned about [friend or family member]."
"You don't have to figure out which novel to write next right now."

"Which way do I turn at 44th?"
"You don't have to figure out which novel to write next right now."

"Are you thinking of coming to 4th St. next summer?"
"You don't have to figure out which novel to write next right now."

Etc.

You can talk about other things, and I hope you do. But when in doubt and all that...I probably will need to hear it that often. I have a metric buttload of revision to do, and short stories, and like that. So really, I don't, and I shouldn't. But -- well. I've said it to myself at least three times today. So I thought I would enlist the Greek chorus on this one.
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