On Saturday, I went to a class about writing and publishing. It has been a really long time since I did anything like that and I learned a few things:
1. I was able to out of the house for 6 hours without leaking milk all over the place. Or missing my children too terribly. I did miss them a little, but … I will probably try to leave the house without them every weekend from now on.
2. The man sitting next to me paid $850 for his first novel to be edited by a professional. And when he got it back, it was still full of copy-editing mistakes. Um, wow. Copy-editing should not be so expensive.
3. Several people were talking about self-publishing picture books. I have been thinking the same things myself lately, but it always makes me pause because my favorite children’s books are like little jewel boxes, perfect objets d’art. And I don’t know how that level of artistry gets translated by an online publisher.
4. Milkshake and fries: still the best lunch ever.