BRACE. Yes, it’s Halloween, and if any of you agents out there need a scare, just click here. AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Run away!!! Run away!!!!
(I kid NaNoWriMo. Although your family would like to see more of you. Also, when I last tried to visit the NaNoWriMo website it said the server was overloaded. Where is my blood pressure medication?)
And for all of you beginning hastily written novels out there, you may find that beginning a novel is…. not that easy! You may be pleased to know that even the pros get the beginning novel blues, and May Vanderbilt recently posted on the difficulty of finding your way at the beginning of a novel.
One of the other elements of the Google settlement that hasn’t received as much attention is that they are going to create a Book Rights Registry that will manage the money generated by Book Search, which will give rights holders an incentive to step forward and claim their work. Could this be the IMDB-for-books that GalleyCat and O’Reilly Media have been speculating about?
Fellow San Franciscan Danielle Steel started a blog!! I couldn’t be more excited about this development.
As you may be able to tell from this blog, I am nearly as fascinated by Thomas Nelson CEO/blogger Michael Hyatt as I am with reality TV cameo regular Collier Strong. Frankly, if the election were between Obama, McCain, Collier Strong and Michael Hyatt I would have a very difficult time deciding who to vote for. Where was I? Oh! After someone e-mailed him about how much money employees could save if they didn’t have to dry clean their work attire, Michael Hyatt changed the company dress code to embrace jeans. Needless to say, Thomas Nelson employees are ecstatic.
And finally, international bestselling author Jeff Abbott needs your help, and this is the fun kind of help: he wants to know about your favorite bar. If you read this blog, I know you have a favorite watering hole.
Have a great weekend! Happy Halloween!