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Friday, January 12, 2007

I have about three minutes to write this entry because I'm already running late, and if there's one thing I don't like, it's being late for things. Thankfully, my husband is like that too, otherwise I suspect we would have murdered each other about a week or so after we started going out.

On the other hand, it means we usually arrive extremely early for things, to the point where we sometimes sit in the car and watch people walking by and make up imaginary conversations for them. You'd be amazed at the number of secret agents who refuse to eat lima beans and work undercover as scrimshanders out there.

So, now I've got to go, but I leave you with some links:

Anna Genoese on what Tor's advertising/promo department does. An interesting look at very important aspect of the publishing industry.

a 45 page(!) report on what's now being called "Generation Next" (anyone currently aged 18-25)

David Amsen on first-time novelists, advances, and how publishing has changed over the years.

Nephele Tempest, of the Knight Agency, on the most important thing aspiring writers must do: Write.

Are you a fan or Degrassi: The Next Generation and Instant Star? (I am hopelessly addicted to the latter, and can't wait for the new season to start) If you are, be sure to check out this interview over at popgurls.com (Warning: contains spoilers for both shows)

And finally, a quiz after my own heart:

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

What Kind of Reader Are You?