What does a Nobel Laureate in Economics have to say that every author needs to hear? A lot.
I took four months off from blogging and, for those of you trying to maintain a blog and despairing, I’m here to say, take a break. It may not be the right thing to do, but it’s the best thing to do. You can blog on schedule with nothing to say, because you’re supposed to keep the channel open, or you can blog when you have something to say, and let the channel go neutral in the interim. I vote for the latter.
I’d never seen this bird before it showed up in my garden …
… neither had Pup!
Today the temperature is supposed to hit 95 degrees.
It’s granddaughter Belle’s last day of school.
Carolyn is in Pennsylvania teaching at a Whole Novel Workshop for the Highlights Foundation.
I’m reading six novels for my own “Editing for Writers” workshop from June 19-22.
On the 24th I’m off to New Orleans for the ALA.
Lhude sing cuccu!
Yesterday’s news was Bowker’s Books in Print report with preliminary estimates of the number of titles published in 2010. “Traditional” print is up by 5% and “non-traditional” is up 169%. The growth in the traditional sector is lead by Science & Technology. Fiction, the largest category, is down by 3%. Children’s, the second largest category, is also down. Continue Reading →
The official distress call—MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY—derives from the French m’aider, an abbreviation of the sentence, “Come help me.” However, I am not in distress. I am merely celebrating May 1st. It has been a long winter and today finally convinces me that spring has come. In honor of the day, I would like to give to you, and, as it happens, ask for your help in passing along, a book we are publishing soon.
Many years ago I edited and published a book titled WINGS AND ROOTS by Susan Terris. The book involved a boy, crippled by a childhood disease. Susan later introduced me to a friend who was an inspiration for the book, Felix Knauth. Felix suffered from polio as a child and had a leg brace. He grew up to do many things, all in service to others, and when I met him he was retired and living a full life.