--PEOPLE BREAK DOWN SO FAST
…I went to two readings this week. One was to hear a writer friend from Michigan and the other, on Saturday night, was to hear a writer friend from Chicago.Prior to the reading we met at another friend’s house in Ballard and did a podcast together for about an hour where we basically had a conversation about writing, my book, careers, families and motivation. My friend led the conversation, and he’s good at it, a regular Jimmy Fallon. I assume most people would enjoy being interviewed, but me, well, not so much. Anyway, it was kind of him to do it, and I am grateful that he would think of me.
…A few bombs went off this week regarding stuff unrelated to writing and so that’s stifled my creativity. I also got a very nice yet firm rejection from an agent I met at the last conference regarding my novel. Out of the seven I sent the manuscript to, she was my first choice, her rejection was a bit of a bummer.
…Here are some very random facts I learned last week that you may or may not already know:
-In 2014 there were 20 veteran suicides every single day, most between the ages of 18-29 (heartbreaking)
-Over 70 million Americans are dealing with debt collectors
-A snail can sleep for up to 3 years
-Last year Warner Bros. Music collected over $2million in royalties from the song “Happy Birthday”
-There are more sheep than people in New Zealand and more moose than people in Maine
-Gunpowder was invented when the Chinese tried making gold
-81% of people would rather travel with their mobile device than a loved one (yikes)
-The most shoplifted food in Europe is cheese
-Vincent Van Gough made over 900 paintings during his lifetime but sold only one while he was alive