HOW BEING A WRITER IS LIKE BEING A QUARTERBACK ON A BAD TEAM

NY Giant quarterback Eli Manning getting sacked by Dallas Cowboy linebacker.

Those of you who’ve been in the writing business for awhile and have attempted to get traditionally published know what a discouraging, demeaning, difficult challenge that is.

It’s like being a quarterback on a football team with a porous offensive line.  You know you’re going to get sacked frequently.  Only in the book business, you know you’re going to get sacked on virtually every play.

B-24s AND LUFTWAFFE PILOTS

One of two airworthy B-24s remaining in U. S. This one is “Diamond Lil.” The other is named “Witchcraft.”

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog, mainly because I feel the the media universe has become super-saturated with them.  Same thing with author newsletters and books in general.  So I’ll understand if only a few people ever read this.

But I thought I’d blather briefly about what I’ve begun working on while novel #6, aka FIREWIND, searches for an amiable acquisitions editor.

MY SUMMER TO-READ LIST

303295_443067792410644_2079144761_nEver wonder what a thriller writer reads?

I obviously can’t answer for every such author, but here’s my to-read list for the next few months.  I don’t know if publishers deliberately target this time of year for big releases, but it certainly appears that way, at least this year.  To me, it seems like the literary equivalent of the summer blockbuster movie season.

The writers whose books I’ve queued up are all ones I’ve read before, and who have seldom, if ever, disappointed me.

Here’s my list:

THE DIRECTOR, David Ignatius (contemporary espionage–release date 6/5).