There's been a few blog posts/articles I wanted to link to. Each of them has given me things to think about, and I like to think.
First is a post at the Blood-Red Pencil where she speaks of the novice writer's tendency for repetition. It's always good to be reminded of some of these craft issues.
Next is Writer Unboxed where Juliet Marillier gives us nine gifts for the new year to help us be better writers.
Nancy Thompson posts about how we should all get along. I totally agree.
Tyner Gillies posts about reaching out to touch someone. With our stories of course. His posts are always well written and thought provoking.
Last but not least there is this article in the New York Times about bedbugs in libraries. I'm not going to lie to you, this one kinda freaked me out. My book budget is not near big enough to support my book habit so I make good use of the libraries. I check out ten books a week for my kids alone. Since the libraries in middle Georgia are fairly small I also make good use of inter library loan, which means I often don't know where my book is coming from or how many libraries it's paused at on the trip here. I may be overreacting but the book I picked up from ILL this week went in a Ziploc bag and into my freezer for a few days before reading.
Hope you find something that tickles your fancy.