Yesterday Nathan Bransford announced he'll be leaving the literary agenting world and stepping into a new role at CNET. As of this post, his announcement has elicited 287 comments from his 4,676 followers. The literary community is small. It's not the size of say, the American Cornhole Organization. But a lot of people like and respect him, as they should. He's professional, understanding, patient, and knows what he's talking about. At least that's what I garner from reading his posts. Over the years I've scoured his site religiously while trying to learn the ins and outs of publishing. How to Write a Query Letter. How the Publishing Process Works. How to Find a Literary Agent. He'll still be around, but things won't be the same.
And then there's Blondie. She stole my Halloween costume and paraded around the house. And you get to see the results. Her eyes are actually blue, not red. Write on.