If I had long hair it would be short by now. Or there’d be tufts of fine hair left on my scalp. I wonder where that expression “tearing your hair out” came from? Perhaps it’s an expression of ritual grief for the person one used to be prior to the promotion of a published book. I have included Joe Ponepinto’s post with this week’s singing because he speaks to a relevant issue.
Since Ma’s tales were released, my writing time has honed in on the self- centered and obnoxious art of promotion. I am not a saleswoman, not a business person but the literary world of 2013 has forced my hand. But thank you Joe. I had an epiphany. I am going back to writing about aboriginal Ma’s exploits in America. I have tossed her first tales of magic realism into the universe and the page fragments will land wherever. I’ve had it. I am a writer again. Thanks Joe.
Joe’s post is The Saturday Morning Post and can be found on his website at http://www.joeponepinto.com