Okay--I just realized I haven't posted anything here in a month. Yeah, life has been busy, but I'm striving to make it more manageable. In the mean time, however, it's totally out of control.
That said, I know this is silly, but since when did blog captchas (or however you spell it) get so difficult? Every time I type one, I feel like I need to (a) clean my screen and/or (b) put on my new, stronger reading glasses. Reminds me of taking exams in Bio 3: Anatomy & Physiology, a class I was never prepared for or qualified to take then had to repeat in order to up my college GPA. Sad tales of woe aside, maybe it's just me who's having trouble with them, so I shouldn't complain. I'm sure the new captchas must be doing a great job foiling robots or whatever.
All right--enough of that silliness! The thing that's more mind-consuming this week (and will continue to be in the weeks to come) is that I recently got my first set of "real" notes. Not to say previous notes from agents and editors haven't been real, but these are different. I can't talk about what the project I'm working on is about or anything, since that's all top secret, but I do have permission to tell people I'm working for Alloy Entertainment, writing a new book for them. Which is where the notes come in.
Recently, while trolling online academic resources for my oldest child, I came across a lecture by a high school friend of mine. In it, he quotes Yoda, saying that sometimes, "You must unlearn what you have learned." Can I just say how timely that advice was? Anyway, thanks, Mehran/Yoda! So true. Because we (read: I) may think we know so much, but until someone with a higher level of expertise steps in, we have no idea how much we still need to learn.
Hopefully it won't take me another month to get back here, but it might--I've got a lot of work ahead of me.