And from what I can generally ascertain, a LOT of stuff is happening in the publishing world. A LOT of change. There have been some huge self-pub books selling to major NY houses. New adult is a growing category of books whether it exists in bookstores or not. More and more people are reading ebooks. And well, 50SoG...
This past week has been a tumultuous one. For lots of different reasons. And my incredibly empathetic daughter has sensed it. Add to that the fact that she is starting back at school again next week and I'd say she's more anxious than usual. In my house, this is what we call "GOING THROUGH A TRANSITION" and frankly, both my daughter and I are terrible at transitions. I am certain that we are not the only ones.
Sometimes I wonder if the real staying power in the world of writing is the ability to continuously navigate transitions. The ability to buck up and keep writing when things change. Not just keeping up with the ever changing publishing world, but moving through your own personal transitions and continuing to write. Going back to your computer over and over again even when things are spinning so fast your head hurts.
For those who are entering the school year or changing jobs or moving or going through a big change, I hope that your transitions go smoothly. They are not easy and sometimes the comfort of sameness is difficult to let go of. But the world keeps going. We keep going. We age. We learn. We grow. This is what makes us all gorgeously human.
|Me & my sis at our lemonade stand, Me & my sis a year ago.|