Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Book Quotes: Sandy Koufax

"The definition of a competitor is the guy who keeps coming back. It's the difference between the grass and the oak tree. Cut the oak tree, and it dies. Cut the grass, and it grows back." - Sandy Koufax, from SANDY KOUFAX: A LEFTY'S LEGACY by Jane Leavy.

Rejections are a strong element of publishing, whether you're an author, agent, or editor. It's good to be grass in this business.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Catching Up

I'm back from a wonderful and desperately needed vacation, and of course now I'm swamped. As a result, posts will be kept to a minimum this week. Instead, I suggest you read Nathan Bransford's great post about how to pitch yourself.

Oh, and I'm sure you've heard by now, it looks like the writer's strike is over. Members will be meeting tomorrow in LA and New York to verify the proposed contract. Hopefully this spells the end for American Gladiators and other brain-numbing shows of this ilk.