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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I went for a drive this morning, to think about some revisions I'm working on (and okay, to go to the bookstore). I'd forgotten how driving seems to make something in my brain switch on, and I ended up pulling over to the side of the road a couple of times to scribble down ideas. It felt really nice, and I'm going to have to try to remember to do it the next time I feel like my brain needs a nudge. Or twelve.

I also have loads of links to share:

Agent Nathan Bransford wants to know when you follow writing advice--and when you ignore it. Check out the comments to see what everyone thinks!

Publishers Weekly praises sales rep--those who sell books to bookstores. The praise is *so* well-deserved, and there's some interesting insights into how sales reps work as well.

Agent Jennifer Jackson on what happens when one of the big chain bookstores cancels an order for a book

Writer Jim Hines talks about how much money he's made as a writer, providing a nice companion piece to John Scalzi's post on the same subject

The LJ Community Fangs, Fur, & Fey has a great post on how a story goes from manuscript to book and another one on advances and royalties

Author Elizabeth Becka writes about what happens when your writing career goes wrong -- there are many, many blog entries out there about writing and selling, but so few that address issues that writers may run into after they've sold.

Finally, Editorial Anonymous is taking questions for an Anonymous Publisher Rep and An Anonymous Bookstore Buyer--this is a great chance to ask questions you've always want to, so get over there and ask!