The Tracks Blog is about to go the way of the dodo. Who says you have to be 62 or older to retire? The book blog is going to retire this year.
The Tracks Blog, at www.Train-Tracks.blogspot.com, began in August 2006, five years before the novel in stories was actually published. The original draft had been written and excerpts from Tracks had been featured on the radio, at book festivals, and had been published. Although the book hadnâ€™t been publishedâ€”didnâ€™t even have an agent yetâ€”there was already plenty to promote.
Ever since 2006, the Tracks Blog featured news and information about Tracks: A Novel in Stories. From getting an agent to getting published, scoring readings and scoring awards, the blog covered the evolution of the book.
Tracks is still evolving, selling copies, getting covered, being shared in public places. But it is time to put the book blog to rest.
If youâ€™d like to continue learning about Tracks and itâ€™s author, there are better places to go. Such as:
â€œLikeâ€ the authorâ€™s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EricDGoodman
Writeful, a weblog for readers and writers: www.Writeful.blogspot.com
â€œLikeâ€ the Tracks online lounge car: www.facebook.com/pages/Tracks-the-lounge-car
Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/edgewrite
Farewell Tracks Blog; long may you ride.
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Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent
Eric's column, Lit Bit, is published regularly to Gather Essentials: Books.Â Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.
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