The other day I struck up a conversation with a guy who, like me, had a background in news reporting. He had been in TV while I’d been in newspapers, but there was plenty of common ground and we talked for a while about the business and how it’s changed. Publishing, of course, has also changed and continues to change.
The conversation soon shifted to books and literature, probably because I’d mentioned that I was a copy editor. Have you ever had one of these conversations where you feel you’ve met a kindred soul–another person who loves to read and has read some of your favorite authors, so you can actually talk about them? These days, with the internet and a thousand other distractions, that doesn’t happen often enough and I’m thrilled when it does.