It's the start of school vacation and the kids are home. I still have edits to finish by Monday and I'm waiting for word on the illustrating job with France Gallop for the racing booklet. I'm looking forward to doing that!
I've been blog hopping this morning, and read Max Perkin's post on the infantizing of authors. (And all about how he hates Valentine's Day - but honestly, any holiday that gets taken over by commercialization is horrid. I can't bear Christmas, Halloween, and Easter for that reason. I'd much rather celebrate something like Summer Solstice, Ash Wednesday or Candlemass - at least they don't have sickening decorations, cards, commercials, or songs to make you forget what the day was really all about.)
Back to authors and how they are being kept in the dark by their agents and publishers...
Yes Max - it's true. I said it ages ago on your blog that we authors have little or no control over our careers. We can give all - or nothing - it really hardly matters. Going to conventions, having a website, blogging, booksignings...all those are drops in the bucket.
Good books will be overlooked. Bad books will become best sellers. Your book has been thrown to the public lions and they will either devour it and love it, or ignore it.