You know that project that's been taking me away from the blog occasionally? Well, it's got a drop-dead due date this week, and I'm going to have to devote every spare minute to getting it done. That means it's a week without The Written Nerd. I promise I'll be back next Monday, and I'll have lots more time to devote to all things in the book world. This seems to be a vacation week for a lot of folks anyway, so let's meet up again on July 3.
In the meantime, I'd love to have everyeone comment the heck out of the Emerging Leaders Night Out posts -- we're going to have to make some decisions about what the value of this project is, where it's going, who it should involve, and what it has the potential to do, and the more input the better. One specific question: what if a publishing house were to sponsor the next ELNO? Would that compromise the spirit of the thing, or would it be a good way to collaborate? What stipulations would keep this a community-builder and not a promotion for one publisher?
I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great week!