Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Many Books

"The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh."
Ecclesiastes 12:11-12

 It turns out that even the Bible has something to say about publishing, though I'm not certain I agree that "much study is a weariness"--it's got to be easier than farming, herding, spinning, weaving, and most other tasks in an agrarian society. On the other hand, there's getting enough shelf space for all of your books, not to mention the work involved in taking them all down and dusting them occasionally.

It is certainly true, however, that "of making many books there is no end." That's why I'm going to stop writing blog entries for a while so I can spend more time writing fiction. I've just turned in one story, and I've got a few more I really want to write.

See you whenever,
Elisabeth