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oh, sweet rain! and links

Thursday, April 30, 2009

It rained yesterday, it's raining a little now, and all I can say is: Good job, Mother Nature! My pollen clogged brain thanks you! (Also, my car is now longer pollen yellow so a yay! for that as well. I knew I didn't need to go to the car wash! (Not that I've ever taken the car there, but still. The thought counts, right??))

A bunch of links today:

I think this is just about the coolest thing ever--a cup you can write on! Now if I think of something while I'm eating (and when I don't normally have a notebook with me), I can totally write it down! (Also, this butterscotch cookie recipe? The cookies it makes are addictive. No, seriously. You actually can NOT eat just one.)

An author shares her thoughts about finding an agent, and the importance of taking your time and making sure you and the agent are a good fit--while being offered representation is amazing, *don't* sign with the first agent who offers unless you are 1000% sure they are the right agent for you. It's very easy to get caught up in the joy of knowing you'll be agented, but it's so much better to take your time and find the *right* agent.

Agent Janet Reid thinks all writers should check out Robert Gregory Browne's articles about writing, editing, and agents. I haven't read all the articles, but the ones I have are quite interesting.

Over at the Genreality blog there's talk about writing every day--and I have to admit, as someone who doesn't write every day, all the "Yes, I write every day!" replies have gotten me thinking. DO most writers write every day? I mean, I love writing, but--well, how can you never *ever* take a break?

Agent Jenny Bent writes about "The Agent Who Knew Too Much"--great reflections from a long-time agent.

Also! Don't forget to head over here if you want to win a copy of Susane Colasanti's Waiting for You, and drop by here if you want to win a copy of Something, Maybe


Blogger Iryna said...

I really like that "cup that you can write on" but it makes me wonder - won't it be hard to write when you have a steaming hot liquid inside the cup?

April 30, 2009 8:50 PM  
Blogger iamliterate said...

Oh Summer, how I love your high pollen counts.

April 30, 2009 10:10 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

man, i wish it would rain! I can seriously sympathize with you. My entire deck is covered in pollen.

May 01, 2009 4:27 PM  
Blogger Amee said...

We've had tons of rain here. We have roads closed around here because of flooding. And it's supposed to rain more next week. Yikes!

May 01, 2009 10:26 PM  

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