Three random thoughts for the day:
1. "If my father, the
scientist, were here ... he would remind me that success is only a
matter of statistics ... . Failure only means that you haven't thrown
yourself, face-first, against the brick wall of probability enough
times." --Alina Simone, You Must Go and Win.
people say they're glad that the days are now longer because of Daylight
Savings Time, I want to argue, "No, they're longer because of the tilt
of the earth." Daylight "Savings" doesn't add a single minute to the
amount of light we get.
3. On a happier note: The New Jersey Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 2013 Annual Conference will be June 7-9 this year, in Plainsboro, NJ. The keynoters will be Lauren Oliver and Peter Brown, and there will be a couple dozen agents and editors in attendance. I'm happy to report that I'll be co-leading two sessions on Saturday, June 8, along with Kit Grindstaff:
"The Dark Underbelly: Building Dimensions and Conflict Into Your
Characters," and, "Battle Your Inner Censor." The registration deadline
is April 30.