Saturday, March 01, 2008
The attached picture is from a contest where people had to create art using a single piece of white paper. The entries were wonderful. I chose this one for today for two different reasons. Pick the metaphor you like or offer a new one:
1. We help each other, we offer a hand, an ear, a heart...
2. Sending a book out into the world is like giving a piece of yourself. It could be argued the book is reaching out to save you or that you are letting it go...
I guess this is the last challenge check-in for awhile! Everyone seems to have met or redirected their stated goals and I haven't heard anyone start something new. I will say that I sent my book yesterday, unsure if it's any good, but that's par for the course. Though there is still some work to be done, the Cast of Characters, for instance, and galleys on the previous book staring me in the face, I feel a kind of hollow sense of loss, I guess it's post book blues. I always feel like my writing career is over at this point, and though I have been told (by the Postmistress for crying out loud!) that I ALWAYS feel this way when I send a book, I have no real memory of having done so.
So, maybe someone out there wants to start a new challenge????