Sunday, February 1, 2009

Edelman-Eggers Letters 2

Last we learned, Dave Eggers kindly replied to my query letter. I went on polishing my novel in order to send it by the time I told him I would. Then one evening, my computer broke. I lost a good part of my archives, including the file of my work that day, and when my computer came back from the store restoration, I had to type all again.

Unnecessary also, I had to go to the small case court to plead for my rent security deposit back. Harshly, the judge judged my husband and me guilty. We lost more money we could not afford to the deluded rich people of the Big Apple—so small farm is the Big Apple in the universe—whose staff I felt made us run in distress, but I didn’t care. No money lost would make me unhappy because Dave Eggers answered my letter and that’s all I cared about in this world at the time. My husband exhausted his last edit, and I wrote Dave afraid he’d complain about my late time table, but no, he didn’t.

On 7/18/07 3:01 PM, "Regina Edelman" wrote:

Hi Dave,
I hope everything is good with you. It took more time to polish my novel than I thought. What hard work! Tomorrow, 7/19, I'm sending it to you FEDEX to be delivered on Friday 7/20. Now anxiety is the master of my thoughts, waiting for your thoughts and advice.


From: "Dave Eggers"
To: "Regina Edelman"
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: Great letter

No need to FedEx it. I'll be out of the country the next 3 weeks... And I'll probably need till December to read it... Congrats on sending it out!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Regina Edelman"
To: "Dave Eggers"
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:40 PM
Subject: Great letter

Thanks, Dave! Have a good trip. In a blink, December will reach us. Ciao for now.

It was hard to sleep, but I had to.

To be continued…

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