Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Link Party

First things first: Have you seen Carrie Harris' new website? Man, I don't think I've ever had such intense website envy. Also, check out her blog for her very first ARC contest (she doesn't have them yet, but she's already promising the lucky winner her first born! [uh, I mean first ARC!]).

In other news, winner of my contest, Angela A, has interviewed me over at her lovely blog. If you would like to know more about my current projects, who inspires me as a writer, and how I'd survive a zombie invasion, head on over.

As for a real post...wow, I'm blank. Basically, this is what it looks like in my head:

Must edit. Must edit. MUST EDIT NOW.

It's practically the only thing on my mind. I don't know about you, but when I get like this I have no creativity. None. It's like the right side of my brain has shut down entirely, so that my flaky left side can actually concentrate on the task at hand.

So, um, maybe I'll send you to more of my cool friends? I like to rely on their awesomeness like that.

Kiersten has had some good posts lately. Have seen her brilliant post on paranormal romance yet? You need to read it if you missed it. And today she's talking about how writers are not their characters. So true. I am not, in fact, a 16-year-old boy ninja. Unfortunately.

I really enjoyed Kristan's post about her magic fridge. Oh, and there's some great writing stuff in there too. I've been through the same epiphanies, sans fridge, sadly.

The Dread Pirate Sara has been on a rant streak lately, and I particularly loved her one about people saying "There's no rush. You're young. You have plenty of time." Been. There. I was almost 22 when I decided to take writing seriously. People said I was still young. But some things take a long time to happen and if you want it you should reach for it no matter your age! Hi, here I am almost five years later and I'm still reaching. Whew, I guess I could rant about that too.

And finally, Heather Hansen talked about her personal writing rules a few days back. I found them very powerful—things I need to remember myself.

Okay, there we go. Have fun with those. *Charges back into Editland*


  1. Sorry about the not-being ninja thing. It's all for the best, I guess.

    These links were cool though, thanks! And I hope you make the best of your logical side being in control. I've thankfully been pounded by creativity lately, and am taking full advantage of it. ;)

    Cool post!

  2. ME?


    I don't know if I'm more excited about you linking to me, or calling me a friend when you did it! :)

    Thanks, and I am headed on over to all the other links now too!

  3. Kristan, you're silly:P Of course you're my friend. I read all your posts, even if I don't have time to comment.

  4. Yay, links! Yay, links to my website! Yay, you!

    Yep. I have the mental capacity of a three year old today.

  5. Well I'm touched. :) It's one of those things where I look up to you, so having someone who I like and admire consider me a friend too... Well, it would be like Sailor Pluto telling Usagi that she's cool. "Cool" coming from the Queen of Cool is just... cool! ;)

    Alright, I'm gonna stop rambling before I'm outed as being decidedly un-cool. Point being: we're friends! Yippee!!

  6. Thanks for the linky-love! You get those pesky edits -- they don't stand a chance!!

  7. I understand when the right side of your brain shuts down. It can sometimes be a blessing though because like you said it gives me the focus I need to finish my tasks. Enjoy editing!

  8. Thanks for the Carrie Harris link. I've never heard of her but her site is fun! By the way, I love your layout!

  9. Thanks for the link love, Natalie! xoxoxo

  10. Thanks for sharing! Off to check out the one's I didn't already know about. :)

    Good luck on edits! Make sure you eat plenty of cookies, even if they are burnt! :P

  11. Carrie's site is cute! but then so is yours, so rest easy. Also, nice interview on Angela's blog; being a recent add-on to your readership, I was interested to read your mss descriptions. I LOVE contemporary fantasy and tend to write it myself. No high fantasy stuff for me; my eyes glaze over. I also LOVE the premise for Transparent! Woo! Can't wait to read that one. Hurry up already and write on it. And I'm soooo impressed you've caught Nathan B's eye as an agent. Congratz!