STATUS: It’s rather late but I’m thinking of squeezing in one quick sample page read before I call it quits for the night.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? WHO WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL by Jewel
This is rather like playing a round of Balderdash. Do you remember the party game where you are given a rather obscure vocabulary word and each player has to create a definition? The captain of the round then writes down the actual definition, mixes up the entries, and then the players get to vote on which entry is the real one.
You win points as a player if other players vote for your made-up explanation. If you vote for the real dictionary definition, then you win extra points as well.
So I though tonight we might play a little round of balderdash because editor rejection remorse rather sounds like a phrase that I made up. (In fact, I may very well have but surely I can’t be the first agent to call it such.)
It does occasionally happen and tomorrow I’ll talk about it but before then, come out and play and give the definition your best shot. What do you think it means?