Blog post tip: The workings of Edward Stratemeyer's syndicate, and especially the role of his secretary, Harriet Otis Smith, have contributed to the imaginary publishing office in my not-quite-abandoned ANONYMITY. I was tickled, therefore to run across a set of articles from the Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign about the Honey Bunch series. Learning that Smith outlined and edited Honey Bunch: Her First Trip in an Airplane, I bought a copy. If nothing else, it will make for more soothing reading than news about drones, oil tankers, and possible air strikes in the Gulf.
Picturing a World
June 22, 2019
Jul 03, 2019 1:38 PM EDT
Hi Katherine, this might sound odd, but when I read the name Anonymity, again, I felt you needed to change the name. The book is not seen, it's hidden. Perhaps a broader name will open up a perspective within you to see and write it differently to manifest its publishing. The book needs freedom to open. I feel as if the title hinders that opening.
Maybe this is too metaphysical, but in all I've studied about the universe, words, and the feelings associated with them, manifest for better or worse.
- Patricia Franzino
Jul 03, 2019 1:51 PM EDT
Interesting thought, Pat. You are always observant about the creative process. Good to hear from you. I'll think about it! Thank you.