First, I need to register a complaint.
I refer to myself as an “elderly newbie,” since it has taken me 65 years to write my first book.
I’m used to bowing graciously to the vastly superior writing and technical knowledge of my juniors.
But, this guy John Green takes me down a notch more.
He’s younger than my son! He’s published four novels, the last one featured as Time’s Book of the Year.
So how come I only heard of him three weeks ago? When all I had do was Google John Green? I must have been under a rock writing my own book. 🙂
Anyway, I’m making up for lost time. I’m on page 131 of the book above, and I can hardly wait to get back to it.
And I could be spending all afternoon watching John and Hank Green’s vlogs. I won’t, but here’s one of the best.
My New Beginning today is finishing the book written by a man younger than my son who is a fabulous, creative human being. Instead of being jealous, I’m going to rejoice that he is in the world making beautiful gifts for all of us. And, as he explains in this Tumblr post, his success isn’t about luck at all.
One more thing you gotta see. John Green explains how to become a writer in this illustrated quote.
87 more Days to the Launch of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World
Did you miss the 87 picture?
Let me know if you did.
Have you posted your New Beginning today?