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Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm getting ready to clean the house before guests arrive (I figure being greeted by dust bunnies the size of small clouds probably isn't the best way to say "Welcome!"),but before I do that, I want to say *Congrats!* to Sarah, who won last week's contest.

Also don't forget, YOU still have today and tomorrow to enter the latest contest, which is for a copy of Ally Carter's latest best-selling novel, Only The Good Spy Young, AND an ARC of The Replacement, which was blurbed by another best-selling author, Maggie Stiefvater!!

I also have a few links to share:

Fabulous post over at Writer Unboxed about juggling writing--and the rest of your life

Interesting blog at Murderati asking about ways to recover after intensive writing--and a discussion on which book is the hardest to write. I agree with the author that for most people, it's their second. So far, the hardest novel I've ever written wasn't my second--it was my fifth--which I thought I actually couldn't finish and only did because some very dear friends would *not* let me give up. (And no, the novel in question wasn't Living Dead Girl. Care to guess which one it was????)

Agent Kristin Nelson has a spot-on entry about the continuing problems with Bookscan's accuracy

Agent Rachelle Gardner on how agents--and publishers--make their choices--"You pays your money and you takes your chances. After all, nobody knows anything."

Finally, aren't these Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies (!) not only stomach-howl-worthy sounding, but also super adorable?


Blogger Robby said...

SNICKERS CARAMEL CHEESCAKE COOKIES!? You're killing me, Elizabeth.

July 16, 2010 9:33 AM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

Mmmm, guess what I need to go make?

July 16, 2010 4:18 PM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

Totally unrelated to this post but I just finished Grace and I think it is completely brilliant!

July 17, 2010 1:38 PM  

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