Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, er, Monday Funday!

Well, today is Monday, which means I'm a day late and several dollars short of my Sunday Funday post. See I was in Atlanta this weekend visiting with some very awesome ladies and didn't get home until 7 yesterday. Then I had to go review a bar, and do my Sunday night girls' night ritual of watching Desperate Housewives and whatever trashy show is on VH1 (this month: Tough Love 3), and before I knew it, it was midnight and I was exhausted. But I have been saving up these posts for a week, and there are some seriously awesome ones that I can't pass up posting! I should have scheduled the post to go up while I was gone, but I didn't, because I'm stupid. Oh well. This week and this week only, Sunday Funday will be MONDAY FUNDAY!!! Woot!! Here are all the links that I thought were awesome this week: 

Frankie told us all about a terrifying affliction that is hurting writers everywhere. It's called the Sexy New Idea Syndrome, and it can be deadly and fatal to your WIP!! What do you do when it strikes? 

That Frankie was pretty much on fire this week. She and Shannon Messenger are in an ongoing blog war, and her most recent dare was fulfilled with this Web Cam for Writers video.

Speaking of Shannons, Shannon O'Donnell from Book Dreaming posted the only 12 1/2 rules you'll ever need for writing.

I don't really know what's going on in this picture over at The Rejectionist, but I sort of love it.

One of the things I struggle most with in my writing is dialogue, which is why I really appreciate The First Novels Club's two-part series on dialogue this week. Find the posts here and here.

On WordPress, there's a blog called Old People Writing for Teens. LOVE the name. What I love even more is these five facts every aspiring YA author should know.

YA Highway and Anne Riley have different views on which pets are right for animals. YA Highway thinks dogs are superior, while Anne is really more supportive of the cats. I make my view clear here.

A creative director from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group explains the evolution of a book cover, along with pictures of cover mock-ups along the way. The reasons they changed covers were really interesting; one of my favorite reads on covers!

Finally, Natalie Whipple helps you figure out what to do when you get a critique back - how do you separate the CRAP from the DOH! from the PERFECTION?

In other news, I am ONE FOLLOWER AWAY from 100!!! Squee! Contest will commence when I hit the target. You know what to do, you lurky-loos.
UPDATE: WOOHOO!!!!!!!! I now have 100 followers!!! It's like Blog-Christmas. Details on the contest coming tonight! 


  1. Excellent links! And thanks for the shout-out, Heather. :-)

  2. I'm glad you came to hang with us Saturday!

  3. I have a confession...Philip and I love watching Tough a "it's so ridiculous, it's hilarious" kinda way. Hehe.

  4. Thanks for the YA Highway mention! :)

  5. Awesome, another dog lover! :) Thanks for the link, Heather.

  6. Congrats on the 100+ followers!! Yeah!!!!! And great links, too!

    By the way, thanks for the mention on McVeigh's blog! So kind of you, you sweet thing!

  7. Yay followers! :-D

    I tried to go to Old People Writing For Teens from work and it was blocked for adult content. (Like my blog) Heh.

  8. Thanks for the link love. Yayyy 100 followers!

  9. Heather, did you make it to ten commenters on Mark's blog?

    Congrat's on hitting the 100 followers! I hit it tonight. :) Kind of humbling that 100 people care enough to become followers and to read our words isn't it?


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