Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Billy Corgan: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Memoir

So, Billy Corgan is writing a book. Billy Corgan does a lot of things, some I'm not particularly fond of (like singing), other things I wish he'd focus more on (writing songs, not singing, not continually reuinting & retiring his band).

I found this amusing from the Rolling Stone article:

He says that with around 300 pages completed, he's finished writing one-third of the book.
Oh, the wonder of the first draft! I can see it now. My autobiography will be a 1,000 page epic, released in 4 parts, the debut release on the anniversary of penning the first song from Gish, written on a napkin in a Seattle diner... blah blah blah.  I just hope to .god he finds some honest beta-readers and an insightful editor.

The new writer in me understands. Three-hundred pages is just scratching the surface! I have so much to say! Something tells me no matter what, the book will get published. And more power to him for taking on a project like this. But I'm thinking Billy might benefit from the network of blogs I've been scouring for the past months, like Nathan Bransford or Janice Hardy's excellent The Other Side of the Story. As a new writer, I've been learning every day how to improve my writing. He could learn so much!


  1. Oh my! 300 pages and only 1/3 of the way through... I hope he's using a big font. ;-)

  2. haha, I know!
    Maybe he's had a riveting life, but geez.

  3. Wow, maybe there are pictures?


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