Is it possible we’re reading Gen Y all wrong? This week’s L.A. Times suggests there’s more to “the MySpace Generation” than meets the eye. If you’re a YA writer or a parent of a teen, you can measure your expectations against reality by reading the articles and polls assembled here. Fascinating stuff!
Speaking of myth-busting … Last week, I bemoaned the fact that I’m moving through my manuscript at a stultifyingly slow pace, and said that I want to be MADE into a more confident, productive writer. Today, I want to thank everyone who offered encouragement and/or suggestions. I used your ideas and (drumroll) I had a very producting writing week. Seems I was mistaken about my inability to write faster while writing well. Best part: my critique group gave me extremely positive feedback! Naturally, I have some revising to do, but honestly, not much. And I’m feeling energized by the progress I’ve made.
Finally, let’s all put to rest the notion that one person, one voice can’t make a difference in a democracy. I’m thisclose to realizing the goal of my Rosa Resolution. Along the way, I’ve often been asked, “What organization are you with?” Translation: Who’s funding your lobbying efforts? (Short answer: no one.) Turns out, money isn’t the only effective talker. Heh.