Uncertainties of Life

Sep 11, 2012 by

Uncertainties of Life

On Sept 11, 2001, the world came to a crashing halt, and that included the book industry.

Every book on an editor’s desk that was set to get published? Scrapped. Every manuscript that had an agent’s attention was shoved aside. Every book already at the presses was halted.

For six months the industry came to a stand still. Contracts were cancelled, series were paused, sequels didn’t come out.

There are no guarantees in the world, least of all in the book business. If you come to me with a manuscript and ask for a promise that after I’ve worked on it, it will be published by a major publisher, I show you the door.

No matter how good the book is, there’s never any way to be certain.

Today is the 11th anniversary of a deep tragedy, and there was a ceremony held in NY.

My heart is still with those who were lost that day, as well as their loved ones. I support our troops, and the work that all civil servants do, at all times.

Yes, even the cop that pulled me over last week.


(photo via FreeTrader)

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