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Monday, December 14, 2009

I did something so stupid this weekend--I was out, and someone sneezed on me (for real. This guy just turns and wham! achoos right in my face) and so I went and washed my face and then decided to put some hand sanitizer on my hands for good measure.

Well, you know how I have that big snake ring on the middle finger of my right hand? Some hand sanitizer got stuck in it and it burned my skin! It hurt so much and the worst part is, my finger looks--well, it looks like it got burnt. Badly. (Blisters and everything!) So now I can't wear the ring until my finger gets better and I miss it!!

Also, I had no idea hand sanitizer could be so--well, burny! (I know it isn't a word, but it should be.) At least I know better now, right?

Moving on, I have some links to share:

Agent Jessica Faust wants to know what conferences you think are worth attending--this is one of those blog entries where the interesting stuff is all in the comments. I like seeing what conferences people feel are "must-attends"

Justine Musk has a little more to say about building an author platform, this time about catching a reader's attention and she's got a post up about writing fast as well.

In Justine's blog post about writing fast, she linked to this blog post, which I'm 99.9% sure I've linked to before, if only because reading it made me think "Wow!"--Jeff Vandermeer's How To Write A Novel In Two Months -- it's an older post, but a really great one, especially if you want to see how writers can--and do--write books very quickly.

PS Don't forget you've still got time to get a free book!

3 Comments:

Blogger Miss Emily said...

Oh, that's awful!!! Did the man at least apologize for sneezing on you?

December 14, 2009 4:10 PM  
Blogger Addicted Book Reader said...

Och I never knew that was possible. Hope your finger gets better!

December 14, 2009 7:44 PM  
Blogger Justine said...

Wow, I never knew hand sanitizer could do such a thing! Evil...

I wish your finger all the best during its healing process.

December 14, 2009 11:28 PM  

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