August 25th, 2011

A sword day... a red day... ere the sun rises!

Well, to tell the truth, it's neither a sword day nor a red day, but it is a grand day, at least for my son, who heads off to The College of New Jersey in a couple of hours (escorted by his lovely mother, who's somehow managed to cram all manner of room-cleaning utensils and equipment into the already bulging back of our Ford Explorer).

It's nearly eighteen years ago now, yet it only seems five minutes since my old gran saw him for the first time. "Looks more like his mother than he does you," she said. "So the boy's already dodged one bullet. Let's hope he inherits her brains too."

Luckily for him, he has.

I left school just a couple of weeks after my sixteenth birthday, so I don't have any great advice to offer him other than, "Don't fall asleep in class." 

He's a good lad. I'll miss him.

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I'm over on Nathan Bransford's blog today

Agent turned author, Nathan Bransford, has been kind enough to promote my blog post (about an agent's possible response to the query letter within the lyrics of the Beatles, Paperback Writer), from his forums to his main blog today.

Nathan has the kind of blog I admire. He offers great content and does a lot to promote other writers. Not surprisingly, this has helped him develop a huge readership. I'm both flattered and extremely chuffed that he liked my post enough to promote it.

If you'd like to read my post there, here's the link.