Friday Fun Day…and Your Turn to Talk
It’s Friday and I am one tired puppy. I’m not even going to rant today… YOU are. But first, a few odds and ends. I don’t know about you, but I’m a little weary of all the bad news recently (especially the economy). To put things in perspective, here’s a quote from John Wesley in 1773:
“We had our Quarterly Meeting at London , at which I was surprised to find that our income does not yet answer our expense. My private account I find still worse. I have laboured as much as many writers; and all my labour has gained me, in seventy years, a debt of five or six hundred pounds.”
I love how he expresses “being flat broke” in such a lovely way! At least we know we’re not the first to have struggled in the world of publishing.
Speaking of struggling, if you haven’t read the blog post titled If It Were Easy… by WordServe client Richard Mabry, I recommend it. He wrote it awhile back, but I keep coming back to it because it’s great encouragement for writers who feel like it’s taking a really long time to get published.
If you want to laugh and cringe at the same time, read this cautionary tale about careful use of online social networks. It’s an unbelievable story! How Not to be a Key Online Influencer
Also, here’s a really interesting article from Time Magazine about the alleged future of publishing: Books Gone Wild: The Digital Age Reshapes Literature
First runner-up on THE BIGGEST LOSER, Season 4, Julie Hadden’s Fat Chance: How God Changed My Life Through Reality TV, an inspiring memoir explaining the inner transformation available to all who want to lose weight, get healthier or change their life, to Linda Cunningham at Guideposts, in a good deal, for publication in January 2010, by Rachelle Gardner at WordServe Literary Group.
Julie is an incredible person who has been on an amazing journey. You can visit her website here. Congratulations, Julie!
Well, I’m FINISHED for the weekend. Time for you to talk to me.
→ Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? (Um, who’s playing again?)
→ What publishing questions do you want me to answer on the blog over the next few weeks?
→ What do you feel like ranting about today?
Bring it on…
Have a great weekend!
Rachelle Gardner is a Christian literary agent who loves to rant and ramble… and allow you to do the same.