Only the Work Endures

Last week I signed a contract for the next book. I emailed the publisher’s director of sales and marketing to let her know that the signed documents were in the post and added jokingly, “Now my life will have meaning.”

To which she responded, “Surely you have thought deeply enough about the human condition to know there is no meaning. Contractual obligations, sadly, do not distract us from ‘ the sure extinction we travel to.'”

Note to self: Do not open her emails before the first cup of coffee.

3 thoughts on “Only the Work Endures

  1. This person may be one of the reasons why “writer” was recently listed as among the ten most depressing occupations.

    Even on a satirical level a response like that needs a whole lot of coffee!

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