Seriously, everyone, that was just WONDERFUL. If anyone is new to this blog today, please go read yesterday's poetry post and especially all the comments, there is some truly fantastic poetry being shared there, and it was magical to have such lush and resonant language pouring in for me all day long. It was an excellent birthday present, far better than I'd hoped for. Once again I say: you guys rock. (And a special thanks to those who commented yesterday for the first time! I really appreciated it.)
As for the rest of my birthday... my daughter and I ate waffles on the kitchen floor for breakfast, there was sushi for dinner, and dessert from Finale, and life was pretty fine.
And so, with apologies, I have nothing clever for you today. On Thursday I'll discuss yet another seminar that I'll be taking tomorrow night at Grub Street -- I can't guarantee that the post will be as helpful to everyone as last week's Character is Plot post seemed to be, but I've been consistently impressed with the classes there, and I hope I'll continue to be able to pass some useful tidbits along to you. (My Ruthless Self-Promotion post also came out of a Grub Street seminar.)
So... what do you want me to talk about next? I'm open to ideas... okay, what I'm basically saying is, can you guys do my job for me while I go eat more cake for breakfast? Yep. Thanks.