This blog is a tad over a week old, so let’s have soup! Herewith, some bits of this and pieces of that:
609 Pageviews on this blog in its first week. It could be that I paid one person to click and click for days, but I’m so much more optimistic (and frugal) than that. Thanks for your out-of-the-starting-gate support, and keep on visiting!
93 Comments (and counting) snagged when San Francisco literary agent Nathan Bransford posed the question, “How do you revise?” Good stuff for writers at any level. You’ll find it on his blog right here.
96,675 Greeting Cards by yours truly sold in 2007 by Boulder, Colorado,-based Blue Mountain Arts. They’re all in the new, lighter, more whimsical Thoughts of Life line: one for Husband, one for Son, and an inspirational card entitled Believe. A fourth card, Remember Who You Are, is set for release in June, along with a 2009 calendar that includes a reprise of the Believe prose. I also have entries in nearly two handsful of their heart-tugging anthologies. To find out where you might be able to find my cards, contact these customer service folks. I suggest you call them; their website is under some renovation. If you want to hear more about my experience with this homegrown Boulder publisher, just holler. Warning: It ain’t (sic) no slam-dunk!
5 Cycles of Yes I Will, No I Won’t, regarding sharing this post from the Mother Jones magazine blog. It poses the question, “Is There Satanic Symbolism in the GOP’s logo?” I promise not to do politics here very often, but this just cracked me up. If someone finds a similar treatise on the Dem logo, I’ll share that one, too!
3 Degrees of Separation between you and Catherine Ryan Hyde, acclaimed author of Pay It Forward (You know you saw the movie if you didn’t read the book!) Her latest release, Chasing Windmills (Doubleday), was hailed as “simple and captivating” by Publishers Weekly. “Hyde writes evocatively of the visceral nature of first love,” says School Library Journal. Learn more about this novel, billed as adult fiction and also containing some Young Adult over/undertones, plus Hyde’s other titles, at her website right here.