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From kmessner, the sight and sound of ice breaking up on Lake Champlain.

msagara on self-promotion: Do I want my books to sell? Well, yes. Do I want people to love them? Of course I do. But I suppose at this point in my life, with almost 30 years of watching the bookstore shelves, I don’t feel as if I’m betraying the book by putting most of my effort … into working on the next book.

Darcy Pattison on the 2010 Newbery Award winner: Somehow, s/he must survive the next two years. Make money somehow to pay the bills, survive the uncertainties of starting a new project, survive the uncertainties of the reviewers… For two years, the [2010] award winner will agonize over his/her career.

From darcypattison, Sarah Lewis Holmes on about looking for ourselves in the characters we read about: I don’t need you to be me.

cindachima on tips for dealing with writers’ block/getting unstuck.

ETA: From willshetterly, Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results of 2008 Election Early.

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