what my writing friends can expect from me (based on the stats not the intentions) . . .
i will go to your annual lit fest, but i probably won’t go to your monthly reading series
i will read your ms, but i won’t read the rewrite
i will buy your book, but I might not push past the first chapter if there isn’t a dead body in it
i will appreciate your reading recommendations, but I won’t read those books
i will use your work in my classes, but I won’t invite you to speak
i will put you up in my home office, but i will not save you from my my cats and dogs
i’ll find someone to pick you up from the airport, but i won’t take you myself
no poetry, no screenplays
i’ll try to get you to buy a cabin near mine in wv, but i’ll rarely come over to your real house
if i do come over to your house i’ll leave early
i’ll pick up the check, but no appetizers or dessert, okay?