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Thursday, March 22, 2007 3:32 pm
Happy Birthday to Me
Posted by: Keir Graff

One year ago today, I started writing this blog. It was just a lark, really — who knew that in such a short span of time Likely Stories would grow to become one of the publishing industry’s must-reads?

(Well, I wish it were one of the publishing industry’s must-reads, but now that that statement is in print, I guess I can quote it: Likely Stories is “one of the publishing industry’s must-reads”!)

I had hoped to write a long piece today, reflecting on everything I’ve learned over the past 12 months. But I spent a lot of time testing and in meetings and here we are. Has it really been 12 months? It only feels like 11.

One thing I had vowed to do before the year was out was to update — or, really, write for the first time – my bio. And, as of five minutes ago, I have done just that. (Who is Keir Graff? Wouldn’t I like to know.) I’d like to tinker with it (maybe make it less about me? how does that work?), and I will, but there’s no time today. I’ve got to get out of here and I’m taking tomorrow off.

So, thanks for reading. I promise fewer parentheticals in the coming year.

(Yeah, right.)

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday to Me”
  1. Matt Donohue Says:

    live strong parenthetic freak (we’re out there and with you).

  2. Keir Says:

    The first time I read your comment I thought you called me a “pathetic freak.” (Thanks for not doing that.)

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