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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Yesterday ended up taking an unexpected turn, and I spent a good part of it at the vet's office with the dog. She had a grand mal seizure, and although she had petit mal seizures when she was younger, they'd lessened over the years, and I'd forgotten how scary they could be. And this was, by far, the worse seizure she's ever had. I haven't felt so helpless or frightened in a long time, and although the vet was very reassuring, and she seems to be doing okay today, I keep checking her on her every thirty seconds. (Status: napping, and the sound of her snoring is music to my ears)

When we finally did get home from the vet's, I just wanted to curl up with the dog, and so I did. She slept, and as she lay curled against my side, I read Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely. It's a fabulous, beautiful book, with astounding imagery and unforgettable characters. I don't want to say more, because I fear spoilers, but it's a rich, rewarding read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I have a lot of work to catch up on today, but before I go, I have links to share:

Agent Lori Perkins on when and why writers should go to BEA

Justine Larbalestier on what is most definitely one of the worst things about writing: waiting.

Two very interesting articles on how publishers make money

So an editor is interested in your book. That's it, you've got a deal. Right? Wrong. Harold Underdown explains the aquisition process

The Washington Post has created an astoundingly detailed report on teens and shopping. Features multiple articles, pictures, video, profiles of the teen shoppers, and more. You do have to register in order to see everything (or anything), but it's well worth it.


Anonymous John said...

I was a little disappointed that so few of teens visited that amazing Barnes and Noble they have at Tysons Corner Center, but at least it wasn't shut out like most of the stores there.

June 06, 2007 11:01 AM  

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