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A Suspension of Mercy - Patricia Highsmith

‘What kind of fiction does he write?’

‘Oh – not things with plots. At least not just now. His first two novels had more of a plot, but the thing he’s working on now hasn’t. It’s called The Planners, and it’s about a group of people who decide to plan the experiences they want in life and live accordingly. It sounds as if it’d have a plot, but it hasn’t.’

Alicia smiled.

‘He can’t sell it yet, either, though it’s been finished for a year. His television ideas have plots, of course, absolutely crammed, but so far no luck with them.’

‘Ah, well. The arts take time. Don’t let him get discouraged.’

LoL. This really made me laugh.