Thursday, January 24, 2008

Links I Receive

I just got back from Kansas yesterday. Kansas has many things. My sister, lots and lots of space, and the best onion rings in the Western hemisphere. I will post a pic of the rings tomorrow.

Today I got two links by email from two people who care about me.

I thought they made a funny juxtaposition. One can be taken as a reminder not to take oneself (one's self?) too seriously, the other is a good motivator.

Here's the "novel" bit from Family Guy.


Here's a new Nike ad.
You might have to search around a bit if it doesn't start right away. You can go to English, then USA. You'll find it.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Super Saver Shipping

My sister asked me to get her a book from since it isn't available in the States yet. I ordered it, but I couldn't pass up on the "Super Saver Shipping". Just get your total up to $40 and shipping is free. Otherwise, you pay $6 or $10 for shipping, and thinking sadly of the book you could've bought. I decided to purchase the recent Robert Plant & Allison Krauss CD, Raising Sand. I don't buy music all that often, and I'm certainly not on the vanguard of musical taste, but this CD is incredible. It is atmospheric and coherent, and Plant and Krauss' voices blend beautifully. I really need to own more Allison Krauss albums - she has a truly angelic voice.

I also bought a Martha Grime's Book, I Am the Only Running Footman, but more about Grimes' series another time.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Here I am

Whether there's anyone reading or not is another matter!

If you are reading, then Happy New Year!

Not a ton of writing done since my last post. But I'm back on the wagon (the writing wagon, that is).

As for why I've been away... well, let's just skip right over that. Some people blog through thick and thin, whereas I do not.

Lately, I've been researching agents and editors again. Also working on a synopsis and query letters. Is my novel ready to send out? Not yet. But writing the synopsis is helping me fix the weak points.

Next deadline: Unknown.
How long should a revision take?