This week there have been a plethora of shockers, some small, some large. Halloween. Hurricanes. Historically unheard-of publishing mergers. It's like we're living in a movie. But we're not. And in some ways, this week has just been business as usual (if your home or office has power, which mine didn't).
As always, authors jump to different houses, just like Emily Giffin did when it was confirmed she'd be leaving long-time home St. Martin's Press for Random House's Ballantine Books imprint.
In typical November fashion, NaNoWriMo is off to a whirlwind start, authors lending tips left and right to newbie writers.
Another high-octane thriller novel is adapted to film, like the newly announced Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson, slated to star Nicole Kidman and Mark Strong.
One more Indie bookstore prepares to close its doors, this time in Rainy Day Books in Tillamook, Oregon.
Even classically bestselling authors shout their thoughts on the current state of publishing from the rooftops, as Kurt Vonnegut recently did regarding author advances.
I've gotta say, in this ever-changing industry, and this ever-changing world, I'm okay once and while with just the simple, pretty run-of-the-mill headlines. We've all had enough to deal with in the past week.
Here's hoping to calmer days to come so we can pick up all the pieces of the craziness it the wake of the past seven days.