Posting will be sporadic here through January 1st.
Echoing something a friend said to me recently, it’s been a tough, tough couple of years for the publishing industry and associated book culture, for writers, agents, and everyone else. A lot of good people have had a difficult time and had to work twice as hard to get results. It’s been tough on a lot of people, frankly, across a lot of different types of careers.
I know that writers having the opportunity to write is a gift and privilege not a right, and that writers in the grand scheme of things are fairly unimportant…but this is the little corner of the world I inhabit, and I’d just like to say: peace and love to every one of you who is in some way connected to the written word–writing it, selling it, marketing it, promoting it, publishing it, editing it, etc. And reading it.
People out there appreciate you, even if you don’t always get day-to-day affirmation of that. Thanks to every single one of you, because I know each one of you loves books, because lord knows there are easier fields to make a career in.
Have a great holiday and I hope, rested and de-stressed, we all come out re-energized in 2011.
..and if you want to post here about some uplifting experience you had with books, people in the industry, writers, or book culture generally, feel free to share…