someone is reading….

I was delighted to see the second of the Maine Metaphor books listed among books being read by the editor of Mere Orthodoxy.

In proofing the first book, I did not realize until after handing in proofs that it was permissible to correct up to 30 copy errors while proof-reading. (Grammatical  and punctuation errors versus the manner in which things are said.) I might have been able to edit MM I so that some of its metaphors weren’t so heavy-handed.

Hard to know what to say about these books. The real life imprint was kind to put them out at this time but I don’t know why. This might be called a miracle. After all, these first two books were written 25 years ago. Is it normal to happen like this?

W&S publishers


And these publishers were then nonexistent. Did that have anything to do with it, I wonder? An Editorial Staff must have orders from Somewhere to move them. Where they’re being moved to is beyond me.

A dream staff seemed to be alongside 25 years ago as these books were in the writing. But afterward… just the dream—of an editor, with a few kind words handing me a shapely woven produce basket for the MS.

The editorial staffer said a few words, indicating (somewhat) how things don’t work here below. That is, promises are not always kept. I must admit it was pretty pristine and beautiful up there in the attic—hanging baskets, some on the counter full of produce, not a cobweb anywhere.

sdorman on beginning maine metaphor (photo by R.)

sdorman on beginning maine metaphor (photo by R.)


On the other hand… should I be trying to work out this miracle here? Perhaps I should just say… book for sale? Maybe, “two”?


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