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still don't get the Don thing. and links!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I finished s1 of Mad Men and you know, I still don't like Don Draper. I actually like Pete better and I know that's pretty much tantamount to heresy. But there you have it. And I LOVE Peggy even more now than I did when I first started watching. Betty too. I'm starting s2 today, so maybe I'll finally start to get the Draper appeal????

Moving on to links:

Tess Gerritsen on writing through distractions -- "So for those writers who are feeling guilty that they aren't writing because life has overwhelmed them, I absolve you of that guilt. Sometimes it truly is impossible to write."

Looks like there's going to be a US version of Skins. I want to be hopeful but how can anything match the brilliance that was s1 and 2 of the original? (Sid! Cassie! Sid and Cassie!)

Editorial Ass offers Robert the Publisher's Gem of the Day

Nicola Morgan on being nice

Agent Rachelle Gardner points out that for every book someone thinks is awful, there's at least one or two or sometimes millions of people who don't. "The more you stress about other people's awful books getting published, the less energy you'll have to write your own books."

What about working on more than one novel/play/etc. at a time? Janice Hardy looks at Juggling Acts

Great post from agent Nathan Bransford on how books get published -- covers the whole process from start to finish. If you want to be published, you need to read this.