Doing The Personality Tests Proud

July 14th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We have to admire those who put themselves out there. We prefer to hide our embarrassments, but, according to those nice folks who invented the Meyers-Briggs test (we presume they came from the fine Meyers and Briggs families, though we’re not entirely sure have our information straight), it’s not our fault. Thus we live vicariously through the struggles and triumphs of others.

Like Thomas Shess, who not only wants to sell his novel, but also wants to take us along as he tries:

he second week of my search for a publisher or a literary agent for my novel was interrupted by the usual sunny Fourth of July weekend in San Diego. Taking a break from the computer keys and lounging pool side with the BBQ grill in full flame was all the fireworks needed to rekindle the Muse. And working with my grammar editor will keep me busy until the Del Mar horse racing season opens in August.

Please forgive us for what we’re about to say, but we truly hope that this isn’t one of those Cinderella stories we hear so much about. You know, where the author writes the book and finds success within a month. Not that we wish bad things for Shess, but, man, if he gets lucky too quickly, it will ruin the dramatic intrigue. We want to suffer along with him (mostly because we, and that’s the collective we, want to compare scabs and broken bones).

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