F. Scott's Life

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After completing basic training he had to Louisville, Kentucky for about a month then was sent to Camp Gordon in Georgia for another month. After he heard that he was going to get stationed in Alabama, he wrote a letter to a man there looking for the best women in Alabama. The man sent him a list of names, and the one that caught his eye was Zelda. She was a 17 year old girl, who just graduated from High School. Then he arrived at Camp Sheridan in Alabama to prepare to go overseas and to meet Zelda. They met at a Country club, where Scott could show off his dancing ability. Instantly when he saw her, he thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. The summer of 1918 he spent every moment that he was allowed to leave Camp Sheridan …show more content…
During this time he realized that New York was not the place for him, so he went back to Saint Paul to start his writing career. Scott’s parents were very happy that he came home, yet very discouraged that he was taking the wrong path. So Mollie his mother took matters into her own hands and got scott a job as an advertising manager, yet he turned it down. She was very disappointed in his choices yet she still let him life there and work on his writing. That summer he was very determined, he would write up to 15 hours a day, not leaving the room for anything. The only time he would leave was to get some fresh air, but he would crawl through a window out onto to his balcony. Scott began his drinking problem again, every time he would get depressed he used alcohol as his crutch. Since he was very motivated to finish this book he quit drinking so he could fully concentrate on his novel. Scott wrote his publisher and told him that he finished his novel the Side of Paradise, the publisher was very excited to read the first draft. Even tho he was very optimistic of his novel, Zelda still consumed his mind.After a while he was tired of being broke, so he was looking for a job any where. Scott got a job at the Northern Pacific Railroad. After waiting a long time to here from the Publishers, he finally got the letter saying they are going to publish his book. That day he was so happy he paid of his small …show more content…
So he went to visit her and she was very pleased to see him, yet the engagement was not yet back on. Scott returned to New York “he wrote what critics think of as one of his best short stories, The Ice Palace,”( Stewart, Gail B). Now Scott has made more money than before. Scott has sold four short stories to the Saturday Evening Post, also he sold movie rights for Head and shoulder and made quite a bit of money. With that money he bought Zelda a very expensive watch to show that he could support her. Zelda was exacted about the gift and wrote him back immediately. They finally met again in Princeton for a date at a country club. They finally set a date to get married April 3. The wedding took place at the Saint Patrick 's Cathedral in New

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