Saturday, June 03, 2006
Erudite sorrows, redneck remedy
I may or may not rework it and reubmit. I might submit it as-is to another press -- one still interested in publishing monographs of fairly narrow scope rather than probable moneymakers.
And Scholarly History Journal has rejected my article -- unless I want to rewrite it and resubmit, which does surprise me since I've done that once already.
Now, I'm afraid *not* that Scholarly History Conference will reject my paper proposal I sent in a couple of weeks ago, but that it will *accept* it. Right now, I feel like an imposter.
Sigh. Who'm I kidding?
Academic eggheads aren't interested in work that appeals to a broad audience. They just don't. They like to feel special, even if it means creating their own tiny false universes where they sit around and take turns staring at one another's navels. Outsiders need not apply -- and if everyday people think they're out of touch with reality, then that's all the better since it reinforces the myth that academic elite "thinkers" are somehow "smarter" than the average bear.
Makes me want to sell all my dang books, my microfilm reader, all the film I've accumulated and just give it all up.
Before I do that, I think I'll fire up the grill and do some barbecued chicken. Grilling, hangin' with the dogs, smokin' a stogey -- that rarely fails to improve my mood ...
Cookin Up Politics with Sheila
Critique is welcome by all.
Now if he can to it. you can too! Don't give up.
Last year everybody was patting on you back and giving you awards and stuff. Not much of a farmer if you expect a big crop every year. Send the dang stuff out to the next publisher and the next publisher and the next publisher until it sticks. Of course you are a fraud. We all are frauds. We all pretend to be something we are not most of each day, including those "editors" who rejected your stuff.
Trick is can we get the other guys to believe us?
...Enjoyed your site. Found you via Miss Cellania's Blogroll. Being a transplanted redneck, I always enjoy southern bloggers.
A few things, tho.
Heifer International. Sustainable agriculture types. Kids from the church I attend left today for two weeks there.
www.CrosswalkAmerica.com -- they're coming through here and will give a talk on who they are, and what, Wednesday night at Mayflower Congregational UCC Church in Oklahoma.
Your participation in my Blog Warming was much appreciated and quite nice actually.
Hopefully, some of you will come back and help me practice at making sense! For now starts the slow slog of reality. Am I crazy and does someone out enjoy my craziness. :)
Glad your back on. It was getting kind of lonely with only Mark to argue with. He's a pistol!