Allow me a moment to start a new-ish thing here. Writers are a networky-bunch. We have friends, comisserate about storylines, plot holes, and uncooperative characters. At the same time, when we see someone from our circle of people make it through the publishing gauntlet, we cheer. When the book hits the shelves, especially when it’s the first book, we hoist them on shoulders and parade them like they just [insert your favorite sports metaphor here]. Or buy them a drink, if they’re into that.
What I hope to do, over time, is develop this into a reccurring pay-it-forward series, much like Scalzi’s “Big Idea,” Mary Robinette Kowal’s “My Favorite Bit,” and Chuck Wendig’s “Five Things I’ve Learned…” pieces.
The name may change at some point in the future, but the purpose will be the same.