Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

He'p me! He'p me!

Okay, writer types, editor types, and people-with-too-much-time-on-their-hands types: I need help.

I've been talking about, for a while, picking out a bunch of the best entries from the closing-in-on two years of my web log, and possibly shopping them around to a new-media publisher.

The only thing is, I have absolutely no objectivity whatsoever about the thing, and can in no way judge which are the best, or even if any of them are any good. So, I need help.

If any of you would like to:

(a) read all my log entries and pick out the ones you think are best;

or, more realistically, given that you probably don't have the time or inclination to read over 500 pages of nonsense:

(b) read through a selected group of entries and tell me if you think they suck or not;

then I would be hugely appreciative. And by "appreciative", I mean I would (a) thank you profusely, (b) give you a mention in the Acknowledgements section of the book if it ever gets published, and (c) give you a copy of the book if it ever gets published, if at all feasible.

I would ask only two things: be serious (I really do want to do this) and be as objective as possible (if you think something sucks, say it sucks; I want no stroking of my pathetic ego). If something's good and should be in the final cut, by all means say so; but if it's lousy, tell me it's lousy. Also, don't waste time correcting grammar, editing, etc.: if the book gets published, someone will do this who gets paid for it.

I realize pretty much no one will have the desire or the time to do this, but if anyone feels up to it, drop me a line: editor at ludic kid dot com. I'll send you, in return, a list of stuff to look over and my profound and abject thankees.

I sure do ask for a lot, eh? And what do I give you? Nothing but MODOK references.
Tags: lit

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