For as long as I can remember, I've been making the same three New Year's resolutions. Number one: lose weight. Number two: get fit. Number three: keep writing. And I used to place them on equal footing in no particular order of importance. (This year, I am thrilled to report, I lost 20 pounds between September and today, so I'm ahead of the game.)!
And for this signal year in my progress as a writer, I've also hatched a new resolution: embrace the new paradigm! Thanks to Amazon via Kindle, Barnes & Noble via Nook, and Apple via Ibooks, I have the privilege of placing my new indie ebook before the public. In the immortal words of Oscar Hammerstein, "A bell is no bell 'til you ring it," and it follows that "a book is no book 'til you read it." I humbly hope that anyone who loves a coming-of-age story will take a chance.
My first novel pays tribute to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and Harper Lee, and I spent the last week reading two brilliant biographies by Charles J. Shields: AND SO IT GOES about Vonnegut and MOCKINGBIRD about Lee. I heartily recommend both if you seek wise insights into the lives and works of these towering authors.
May happiness, health, and other blessings be yours in 2012