I had all sorts of grand plans for this birthday yesterday, including scanning in a picture of me at age two, to put on this post. But alas, due to Passover, babies needing to be circumcised, and my brother visiting from California, none of it got done. Oh, and the fact that my digestive system chose to malfunction, and I've been sick as a dog for the last day and a half.
More detail than you needed, I'm sure. =)
But anyway, I wanted to thank all the loyal readers of the blog. The fact that you keep coming here will always continue to amaze me; I track how many people visit each day and it's pretty consistent. If anything, it's grown in the last few months, when I've had even fewer actual "agenting content" than ever. So I'm left to assume that you either like listening to me babble, or you're waiting for some golden nugget of knowledge to drop from my lips. Whichever it is, thanks for stopping by! =)
I also wanted to thank everyone who entered in the first paragraph contest! I'll be reading them this weekend, along with the help of my minion judges, and we'll be deciding on the top three. We got a round twenty-five entries this year, which I'm pretty sure is less than last year's sonnet entries. Either it was a more difficult contest, or the allure of last year's "skip the query pile" was a greater incentive. (Note to last year's winner: I still have your book! Gomen!) Perhaps we'll go back to poetry next year?
I've said it many times before, but having a blog is a wild ride. Working from home can be an isolating experience, and knowing that I have LIT SOUP and its readers to turn to--it's one of the most liberating things ever. I firmly believe that you can make lifelong friendships through the internet, with due caution, and I'd like to think that this blog is doing its small part in bringing the regular commenters and readers together. So thank you for coming; thank you for stopping by; and thank you for reading.
Zoe sends her birthday wishes, and conveys the message that she'll let you hug her--virtually, that is. =)