The Queen Mary 2 and the Business of Publishing
Metro Magazine has just come out with a story of mine on how going to sea has helped me both directly and seemingly magically with both writing and publishing.
I gave a very brief account of this phenomenon here last summer. In this Metro piece is the whole experience: complete with the particular mists and waves, the poached salmon and plum crumble — and of course the delights of the ship's library and its 180+ degree view of ocean. It begins:
"Almost anyone boarding the Queen Mary 2 in New York does so with high expectations. British accents. Brilliant dinners. Ceremonial bell men in livery. The high life on the high seas. Not everyone who boards expects a life-changing epiphany, however. I did, because I’d reached a dramatic turning point on a trans-Atlantic voyage 16 years earlier…"
(photo borrowed from Cunard)