Been a few days since I’ve updated. The weekend alternated between busy (company picnic in Virginia Beach, shopping trip) and lazy/malaisey (coining a word here–I’m a writer, I’m allowed).
Not much progress on the writing front, except that today I finally got past a scene that was driving me crazy. I’m very uncertain about it, and whether it’s a direction I want to take, so I’ve been stalling and procrastinating about it. Finally just decided to freakin’ do it already.
My responses from agents have slowed a bit, so I might increase my current “five at a time” method.
Some links, so maybe ya’ll can benefit from my procrastination:
- Diana Peterfreund writes a handy primer for new writers: Part One, Part Two, and more to come tomorrow.
- Agent Kristin Nelson describes a conference encounter that, dare I say, even beats the “manuscript-passed-under-bathroom-door” story/myth/legend.
- A new blog by frequent commenter Tia, in which she reviews fantasy debuts with a fascinating “as-she-reads-it” style.
- Ever wondered if your sunrise/sunset timing is right in your writing? Say, the scene takes place at five o’clock pm, and the sun is setting…but the scene takes place in summer? It’s a little inconsistency that drives us perfectionists NUTS. Here’s a site to keep you from pushing me those last few steps toward the asylum =).
Sort of writing related:
- A fabulous video blog entry at Brotherhood 2.0 (If you haven’t checked out John and Hank Green‘s yearlong video blog project, then your life is missing some awesomeness).
- Am I the only one who never knew about the Poe Toaster? That’s seriously cool, although I think the new guy is kind of ruining it by making it political.
That’s all I’ve got. Enjoy.