I’m so thrilled that I can hardly stand it. I know Anne Lamott says the feeling of being published isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. I beg to differ. It’s worth the wait. It’s worth the work. It’s worth the (okay, yes, sometimes incessant) doubts that dog the steps of any writer worth their salt.
To all you writers out there, hang in there. Don’t give up, ever. (But do take naps.) Learn to tell stories. We’ll listen.
And speaking of feelings, here’s a surreal (and, I can’t deny) wonderful sensation: going to blogs you read every day and finding that you’re mentioned on them (Gawker and Smoking Gun notwithstanding).
This week I’ll be making guest appearances on blogs that for the years I’ve turned to for advice, camaraderie, and inspiration. I can’t tell you how honored to be there. Speaking of which . . .
Today there’s an excerpt from the book on Jane Friedman’s ever fabulous site, Being Human at Electric Speed: Exploring What it Means to be a Writer in the Digital Age
At the savvy Sharp Angle, here’s Lydia Sharp’s review of Wired for Story
More to come . . .