I love author Linda Williams Jackson and I love this interview. “Most people take Mississippi to be a bad place. Mississippi isn’t a bad place. Mississippi is a misunderstood place. It has a tainted history that continues to haunt it, much like America as a whole. Yet Mississippi, like America—for me—is home.”
Mississippi Native Linda Williams Jackson :: Rooted Magazine
I found this really interesting. My blog / newsletter isn’t on Substack (a email newsletter service that allows subscribers to read some content for free and all content for a paid subscription). The emails you get from me remain free, but are not cheap (as Austin Kleon says). If you are a regular reader here and enjoy what you read, the biggest way you can support me is by buying a book (or two) and spreading the word to other like-minded readers.
My Thoughts On Getting Paid on Substack :: Lore Wilbert
“I’ve talked before here about how I’m working on a novel right now. It’s hard. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve written novels but this one is more complicated than anything I’ve done before, in plot, in setting, in world building. I keep seeking the comfort of picture books, writing picture books to procrastinate. I’m confident as a picture book writer, but a novel is something else entirely…Writing picture books is like walking for me – grounded, sure, steady. This novel is biking — unsteady, unbalanced, tippy, unsure.”
Look Where You’re Going :: Do the Work
Erin debuted a year after me. This post resonates big time.
Reflections a decade after debuting :: Erin Bowman
This sentence stopped me in my tracks because I can relate: “For a notable subset of talented individuals, burnout is less about their exploitation by others than it is their uneasy dialogue with themselves.”
Danielle Steel and the Tragic Appeal of Overwork :: Cal Newport
This reminds me of why I like research: I’m the student selecting her own subject matter and can go at the pace (and depth) I please. It also reminded me of “The Rights of the Reader,” which avid readers seem to instinctively know (and are things we need to allow young readers to embrace, too).
Slow Learning :: Austin Kleon
“Be a good assistant to yourself.” :: Jerry Saltz