“I want [competitors] to compete hard with us, but fight clean… I want them to realize that their words influence others who may be inclined to “take matters into their own hands” under the mistaken impression that threatening to kill someone, or physically attacking them, is somehow righteous. And I hope that my peers who tend to sit on the sideline while others attack will start to take a stand against it.”—Some Things Need To Change
Amen. Sure, marketing budgets have to focus on something, and publication date is a good milestone. Maybe this is why book-related blogs and sites are so popular — we learn from our friends and “friends” what’s worth reading, just as we follow buzz about brand new books.
“The question isn’t, “how do you do the trick?” The question is, “do you feel like doing the work, taking the risk, making a stand and getting it done?” If you don’t know how to do the trick, go look it up. Get a tutor. Figure it out. That’s the easy part.”—Seth Godin: In the mood
It’s an interview party! Sister Diane interviewed me for Craftypod. We talked about the challenges and opportunties of running a creative business, and I got all excited and waved my arms around. Good thing it was only an audio recording, so I’m not embarrassed.
Brenda Dayne interviewed me for Cast On. She made me realize how much the Joss Whedon interview adventure affected my thoughts and feelings about working on the magazine, and she talks about her own creative needs. It’s a great episode regardless of my participation.