Lots of news after a long absence!
Good News Item #1
Hooray! I've finally recovered from Poison Sumac/Ivy. Neither the Doctor nor I am certain which it was, but it was enough to make me want to live in a sterile bubble for the rest of my life. The cure was almost as bad as the itching and I have learned that warnings about side effects are not to be ignored.
Left: Poison Sumac
Right: Poison Ivy
Good News Item #2
I won a copy of the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents from Chuck Sambuchino by commenting on his blog! Be sure to check out his blog/website as it is a great source for current and up-to-date information on agents and publishers. Thanks for picking me, Chuck.
Good News Item #3
(However, the emphasis is my own. It gives me hope as a literary late-bloomer.)
One of the reasons your lifelong penchant for writing is irrelevant is because
plenty of wonderful, talented authors didn’t get published until later in life. Richard Adams published Watership Down when in his fifties. Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t publish the Little House books until her sixties. Henry Miller was 44 when his first novel was published, Raymond Chandler 51. And don’t forget one of my favorites, Frank McCourt, didn’t publish Angela’s Ashes until he was 66.