Thursday, January 24, 2013
It has Returned!!!! Aiiiiiigh!
It's ... it's ... Floyd! And how has he changed!
He has been stamped with a scarlet R&R on his forehead, but ... remember how long ago I heard that there are varieties of R&Rs, some are "warm," and some are "cool" invitations to resubmit? This editor sounds Highly Unimpressed.
I am afraid to even look at what they have done to him ... I know there will be major changes and the editor said s/he was interested in getting additional readers if/when I resubmit the reconstructed work ... I stopped skimming at terrifying words like "derivative" and "reductionist view of ____ literary movement" and cringed in horror. Not the Psycho music! Noooooo!
I'll go read the reports eventually. Maybe this weekend I will be up to it? I think it will just take a little time and steeling myself before I can open the door and view the carnage. And I'm going to have to find someone to help me clarify my wording about my field, since I haven't even read the latest criticism in my area for who knows how long! Yuck.
Wait, did ---- did you just hear some maniacal laughter? And a chainsaw?