Monday, August 25, 2014

August

This month has felt like a fight. A fight I was losing. For the first time I feel like I have an upper hand. I know the month is almost over, but maybe I can get back on top before them. Either way I'm starting to work again and that is a very good feeling. Here are a few links to keep you company through the rest of the month.

If you're following the Amazon-Hatchette controversy you might find these interesting. They helped me see things a little more clearly.  Making Sense of Amazon-HatchetteAmazon Channels Orwell.  And, Dispute Between Amazon and Hatchette

You can avoid these newbie writer mestakes.


A great post on writing a synopsis.

Kristin Nelson's quick tips on Query letters

Failure, Writing's Constant Companion

And How to love a Girl who Writes.  I'm sure this could apply to men who write also. I'm not going to say how much of this applied to me but I had to go appologize to The Engineer when I was done.


Hope you enjoy.

19 comments:

  1. Synopsis! That's what I'm struggling with. Thanks, Sara!

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  2. I like the post on newbie mistakes and the one on failure. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I liked those, too. Hope you found them useful.

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  3. Thanks for the great links. Can't wait till this week is over because there are so many swim captain parent duties. Glad you're getting a grip on the month.

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    1. I'm sure those swim duties will slow down a little as the season gets going. Good luck keeping up with them.

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  4. August is the point at which the planet is deepest in a celestial entropy belt. The degree of disorder in a system is always accompanied by heat. August. I shall make no important decisions until September.

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    1. I agree, August was supposed to be a place holder month. But instead of getting things done and ready for decision making months, we spent the whole month trying to stay alive.

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  5. Sara, Great links. I think of life as a roller coaster for every up there is a down, both are short lived.

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    1. So true, Up, down, all around. I'll get out of here, and eventually I'll find myself back again. As long as it's not permanent.

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  6. Yay for getting the upper hand. May it continue for you.

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  7. August is almost done, then it's on to September which means the welcoming of Spring my side of the globe... a time for renewal...
    Thanks for the links, Sara.

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    1. Hope you enjoy spring, I'm looking forward to cooler weather.

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  8. These all sound interesting, Sara. I'll definitely check them out. Thanks!

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  9. Ooo, great links. I'm clicking away, here!!

    I hear you about this month - I've felt that way all summer. It's been virtually impossible to concentrate. Good luck- I hope it gets better!

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  10. I'm glad things are getting better. Better is always the better option. LOL. I know, weird girl. Anyway, synopsis help--yay!

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  11. Now we are into September I hope you are getting on top of things. Thanks for the links!

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  12. Argh, query letters...that's what I should be doing but I'm so behind in edits...

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