This blog post isn’t actually a blog post. I’ve been considering doing something like this for awhile, but shied away from it, as it didn’t fit my general blog format. However, with some thought, I decided that there were a ton of thoughts, ideas, and weblinks that I had that were not blog posts by themselves, but when collected could be worthy of sharing and may be helpful to some who were reading this blog. Therefore, I have decided that I will pass these on as I create a large enough amalgam of them. I hope you enjoy!
- I just signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo! Starting in April, I will be, once again, participating in a challenge to crank out 50,000 words in one month! Sign up with me at http://www.campnanowrimo.org/. And if you do, let me know in the comments below.
- If you are a writer that submits work to magazines (like me), check out this very useful Writer’s Digest Article on what your cover letter should ideally look like. And if you’re one of the people mentioned there who send their work without a name on it, SHAME ON YOU. Seriously.
- This quote came across my eyes sometime this month, and I wanted to share it:
I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.
This was uttered by Joss Whedon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Doctor Horrible’s Singalong Blog and THE AVENGERS fame. Yeah, him. Just my favorite writer saying that he writes for the exact same reason I do. I’m not fangirl squeeing or anything. Nothing to see here…
- Another Writer’s Digest Goodie. I’m currently editing the first draft of my novel and it’s driving me a little batty – which is likely why I found their 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing so on point.
- In case submitting short stories to literary magazines didn’t already make me feel like I was never getting anywhere, here is an article that has the potential to make me feel worse. Click here to understand why the slush pile is so slushy.
Well, that’s everything for this time around. Stay tuned for next post where I teach you how to write like a fangirl…and believe me, you’ll want that more than you think.