Quote of the day

From Michael Swanwick, whose essay on James Cabell I praised to the skies not all that long ago, comes this pearl of wisdom:

My single best piece of advice for new writers is to go to as many signings, readings, and other public appearances by writers you know are good as you possibly can. That way, when only three people show up for your signing, you won’t slit your throat.

I’ve logged about twenty appearances for The Last Three Miles since the hardcover came out in June, and all of them have had at least one redeeming quality, usually more. But the abyss always lurks just around the corner, sprouts, so read and take heed.

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