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Monday, July 21, 2008

Have you ever wondered how many blogs there are out there? I have. (Can you tell I have oodles of work to do? Next thing you know, I'll be announcing that I'm going to clean out closets*)

The answer seems to be that no one is really sure, but it's an awful lot. Possibly hundreds of millions. And if you go to blogger, they have a little thing where they list updated blogs and during the minute I counted, 36 blogs were updated, including one called Rural Postal Carrier News, which I had to check out, because well--if you've read my bio, you probably can guess why.

Anyway, let's see what else is going on.

Two discussions on writing advice: the worst you've ever been given, and the best

Two very interesting blog posts about the always popular subject of the difficulty of making a living as a writer-- here and here

Thoughts and opinions solicited on writing groups

Elizabeth Bear writes about how her latest book isn't showing up in bookstores because it's not under one of the major distributors' listings by either her name or its title--and I think she says it best "Yes, the life of a writer really is this perilous."

Scary stuff.

Two more things:

Congrats to last week's contest winners: Brittany, Liviania, Ashley, and Sarah!

I'll be doing a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Reston, Virgina on August 1st from 10-11 PM during their Breaking Dawn Party--it's going to be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you there!

*This will never happen. Once I fill a closet so full of stuff I can't get the door open without things falling out, it stays shut. To date, there are two closets in the house that no one opens. Perhaps if I leave them alone long enough, everything inside will disappear? Oooh! Or better yet, turn into bookstore gift certficates! I could live with that.


Blogger Chelsea said...

Haha. Speaking of closets, mine's a bookstore! I took all of my clothes out and built tons of shelves in there. Now I'm running out of space again. I was thinking of converting the basement into my own personal library, but then what if it floods? And all my precious books were ruined? That would be terrible...


July 21, 2008 1:26 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

see i'm like the exact opposite. i'm a compuslive cleaner/organizer. i clean out my entire closet at least once every 3 months. :)

July 21, 2008 5:07 PM  
Blogger Liviania said...

My closet door no longer closes because of all the stuff in frnt of it.

And I don't even want to contemplate the number of blogs. I have three of my own.

July 21, 2008 7:08 PM  
Blogger A Literate Musician said...

I'm slightly OCD. My cds, books, and movies are all seperated into genre and then organized in alphabetical order by the author's last name/title/or artist. It's kind of freakish.
Oh, and if I don't use something in two to three weeks, I typically get rid of it - excluding magazines, books, music, and movies of course.

July 21, 2008 11:32 PM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

OMG! Book signing during the Breaking Dawn party?! That seems really cool. Too bad I live in California.


July 22, 2008 7:58 PM  
Blogger Duncan's Dog Blog said...


Great blog page! I have one as well, it's my teacher blog where I communicate about books with my students. Check it out if you want!

I saw your name on Claudia Gray's website. She said your book, Living Dead Girl, will be a must read! I can't wait! If you're interested in students reading and recommending your books for Barnes and Noble, we would love to preview Living Dead Girl. Is the ARC is available?

I look forward to hearing from you. Take care, and have fun at the Breaking Dawn signing. I wish you were in SoCal- my students will be attending a big release party here! We love to meet authors and attend signings.


Beth Duncan

July 22, 2008 10:04 PM  
Blogger softindierocker said...

Lol, my sardine can of a room is so small, that I basically the only thing I can fit in my closet is my suitcase! =D Hope you're having a great day! =)

~Lucy D =)

July 23, 2008 12:18 AM  
Blogger ashlynch10 said...

AHH! You should definitely come up to Aberdeen, South Dakota and do a book signing! That would be...amazing :)

And you should be so lucky--the only thing I have in my room is the only working bathroom and shower. Grr, haha. But I think I'll live, if only for a while

July 26, 2008 11:23 AM  

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