Lit Bit: Way of the DoDo

Filed in Gather Books Essential by on December 5, 2012 0 Comments

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, 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 hadn’t been published—didn’t even have an agent yet—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 you’d like to continue learning about Tracks and it’s author, there are better places to go. Such as:

“Like” the author’s Facebook page:

Writeful, a weblog for readers and writers:

“Like” the Tracks online lounge car:

Follow on Twitter at

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.  Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.

Eric is the author of Tracks: A Novel in Stories, published by Atticus Books and available at

Learn about Eric’s full-color, hardcover childrens’ book Flightless Goose.

His second novel, Womb, is with his literary agent.

As a full time writer and editor, his work has appeared in a number of periodicals, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Review, San Francisco Book Review,Writers Weekly, Barrelhouse, Potomac Review, Sacramento Book Review, The Arabesques Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, JMWW, Freshly Squeezed, Scribble, Slow Trains, Barrelhouse, Whatever Literary Journal, Smile Hon You’re In Baltimore, Read Street, On Stage Magazine, Four-Cornered Universe, To Be Read Aloud, Neck of My Guitar, Travel Insights, Coloquio, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers.

Join Eric on Facebook, Twitter, and at his literary blog, Writeful.

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