Two of my favourites are below:
Thought I was there. I wasn’t.
Need to think before I speak. Shit! (OK, not 6 words but he’s forgiven).
I think if I were to write mine about getting Mr. Nobody published it would be:
Had an idea. Wrote it. Published.
Or maybe this would be better:
Longlisted. Stunned. Rejected. Published. Cheshire cat.
I’ll keep working on them.