My interview with Joyce Elson Moore, author of historical fiction, is on the schedule for tomorrow. And Joyce is giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter toward the purchase of glass art jewelry and accessories, pictured in the post. Be sure to drop by.
Critique Groups and Other Busyness
I’m up to my eyeballs in critiques this week. My regular group meets tonight, and the new group I’ve started for Northern Colorado Writers meets tomorrow night.
Last night I attended the artist’s reception at the NCW Studio. NCW has a different artist’s work displayed every two months.
Today I’m (wo)maning the studio from 9-12. Tomorrow afternoon I have a meeting with the editorial committee for the Senior Center’s Mountain Scribe Anthology, published every other year.
Friday is my day to work on the Kindle etal project.
This weekend, it’s going to be all about writing and reading and relaxing. At least, that’s the plan.
E-Publishing at The Blood-Red Pencil
Don’t forget about the e-publishing series running at BRP through next week. You’ll find lots of good information and links and comments.
What I’m Reading
I’m still plugging away at State of Fear by Michael Crichton. This novel is about the global warming “controversy” and is full of information dumps, footnotes, and an opinion piece at the end that tells us where Michael Crichton stood on the issues. Yes, I checked out the attached materials first to get a feel for the authors POV.
The novel is slow reading, especially if you actually pay attention to the charts and statistics, but it’s fascinating. If you have an interest in the the science or politics of climate change and an open mind, you’ll probably find State of Fear a good read.
Alvin Toffler Said:
“Future shock . . . the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.”
—————Future Shock , Introduction
How many of you read Future Shock when it was first published? Or more recently (since some of you weren’t even born yet in 1970)? Any thoughts about Toffler’s ideas? Do you think we’ve become accustomed to rapid change?