Galley turned in. Three Amigos is on. Back to my other book.
Links O’ Interest:
– Judy Blume
– Robin McKinley
– Conversational Reading
– The Elegant Variation
– Grumpy Old Bookman
– At Mental Multivitamin, this list of things not to do if you want to have extra time to write, read, blog, etc. She includes things like not answering the phone, or avoiding clubs—don’t be a joiner, folks—and she also suggests (better yet) that one should never sweat the small stuff (like whether the underwear is properly ironed and folded, or your silver is polished to a mirror shine). My favorite, however, is this: Do not indulge in self-doubt. That is a terrible waste of time. Of course, let’s face it, if you’re not focused, simply breathing is going to be a distraction. You have to train yourself to be on the ball, mentally and physically.
– Here’s an old Salon interview with Salman Rushdie:
Q: Having been sentenced to death for the content of a novel, how seriously do you think fiction should be taken?
A: Very. I think there is nothing wrong with the idea that fiction is a matter of life and death. Look at the history of literature. Look at what happened in the Soviet Union. Look at what’s happening in China, in Africa, and across the Muslim World. It’s not just me. Fiction has always been treated this way. It does matter and it’s often very bad for writers that it does. But that just comes with the territory.
And here…here…is the crowning glory of today’s blog entry—Author Gennita Low (who writes wonderful romantic suspense action thrillers) JUMPING FROM A PLANE. She’s like a rock star in this video, people. Braids flying in the wind! Woo!