Maureen Johnson is on deadline. So am I, but she’s more articulate about it. I so needed this video this week.
Friday night I attended the release party for Larry Dane Brimner’s nonfiction book Birmingham Sunday. Here’s Birmingham Sunday’s book trailer. Sometimes I find book trailers a bit melodramatic, but this one earns its drama by the very events it’s covering.
My agent now has a web site: Nancy Gallt Literary Agency.
The Father of a thirteen-year-old is horrified by the content in forthcoming YA. A thirteen-year-old reader offers an eloquent response. Scroll/search down to “emily.” (via madrobins)
ann-leckie on writers and ego defenses: Feeling bad about yourself is really unpleasant. Feeling bad about your writing is also unpleasant, especially if you’re invested in continuing to write and submit. So you find a rationalization, something that turns “I failed” around into “I did everything right, my writing is awesome, it was [something else] that caused that rejection.” Obvious, as I said–except when we’re doing it ourselves. (via coraa and lnhammer.)
Is this the end of publishing as we know it? Not so much, says yuki-onna.
Finally, I enjoyed reading the many WhyYARocks tweets this week. Which could be a post of its own, but in case I don’t get to it … drop in for a bit of reading/writing inspiration. (I’ve started it back at page 4, as the newer pages are chatter after the main discussion had ended.)