I've been visiting--visiting other people's blogs, that is.
When Kurtis Scaletta announced his intention to run a series of blog posts on the topic of failure,
I volunteered because it's a subject I've spent a fair amount of time
pondering. (To find out more about why he chose that topic, and to see
the call for guest bloggers, follow that link.) Here's a sample from my own guest post:
"... we love the narrative of failure as a precursor to success; we
love an earned happy ending. We love when the earlier pain proves to
have purpose and meaning. But we don’t think of success as temporary.
Once we’ve arrived, we don’t expect to get kicked out of the party. ..."
I also stopped by Jon Gibbs's blog to discuss my new book, Loner in the Garret: A Writer's Companion. (Which discusses failure, and success, and every other topic I could think of that relates to the crazy business of writing.)
if you don't already know Jon's blog, it's a good one to check out. He
puts together a weekly roundup of posts about writing and publishing,
and he's the force behind the New Jersey Authors Network and Find a
Writing Group, in addition to being an author of middle-grade novels.