From Raymond Carver’s OKCupid Profile, Edited by Gordon Lish by Jimmy Chen, via The Rumpus
Jimmy Chen is my favorite Internet writer. He’s the best. Srsly.
I had an essay published by Thought Catalog! I haven’t submitted any writing since I had my Ebook novella “Rocket Man” published last July. Since then I wrote a rough draft of a novel, got engaged and moved. I wrote a few rough drafts of essays, but generally I always write an essay and then lose interest in it. The reason being I find opinions, including my own, annoying at times, and as I think “this is interesting, lets explore an idea and write something.” When I look at it later, I think “well that just, like, an opinion.” I, at times, have low self esteem I’ve come to realize, and depending on my mood just find anything, especially an essay I wrote, uninteresting and pointless. Obviously this is a result of a mood and I think I actually express ideas well. I have ideas! And I need to actualize. I have a novel I have distilled for a decade and just need to cut the end of one chapter and rework one paragraph. I’m at the OCD-like sentence perfection stage, after many formation changes and cuts and it feels concentrated like a fine liquor or quality hash, just the good stuff. I plan on submitting the novel a few places once I make those changes and OCD-edit it pretty hard. I’ve been reading Proust, on volume 5, and want to finish that and I’ve been working some overtime at work. But my point is I have some good ideas. And in the voice of the SNL character Stuart Smalley, from the 90’s, looking in the mirror, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone-it, people like me.” (See below)http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ldAQ6Rh5ZI
ScooBy Doo! I TOLD you 2 stay out of that parking garage! haha
This dude’s paintings and tumblr are pretty awesome!
The Internet needs someone like Richard Pryor