While I was away, you guys left me a ton of great comments--Wow! Thanks! I haven't had a chance to go through them yet, but I will! I'll respond to the comments and tell you more about my homecoming over the next day or two.
Today, we have a quick issue of Friday Link Love, but first a couple reminders. Simon of Constant Revision fame is reluctantly hosting a PG Love Scene Blogfest, due to go up on the 15th. I signed up this morning. It should be fun! And don't forget to sign up for the Drunk At First Sight Blogfest I'm hosting, due to run on St. Patrick's Day.
To put us in the mood for St. Patrick's Day, I bring you this Friday Link Love Joke:
An out of work Irish novelist takes a job as a bricklayer to make ends meet. The first day on the job, the foreman warns the novelist that the scaffolding where he will work gets very unstable in high winds, and the weather that day is expected to be bad.
The novelist wants only to get the bricks laid so he can collect his pay and go home to write. He ignores the foreman's warning, and climbs high up on the scaffolding. He manages to lay several courses despite the poor weather.
Finally, a huge gust of wind comes along and knocks the novelist off the scaffolding. He falls the fifteen feet to the pavement and lays there. Several other workers run up, they send for an ambulance, and the foreman says to another man: "Quick, get this man a glass of water!"
The Irish novelist looks up at the other men and says wryly: "How far do I have to fall to get a glass of whiskey?"
- If you haven't checked out the funnies Joel puts up over at How To Write Badly Well, you should. Good for a chuckle or two.
- Giving Link Love to Nathan Bransford is a little like offering Donald Trump a twenty-dollar tip, but I just couldn't pass up his great post comparing storytelling to lying.
- Portia Sisco discusses getting your first draft done quickly. Also, check out her post on daily care and feeding for your Muse. Good stuff!
- Jessie from Louder Than Noise put up this funny post about blogging and blogging awards. *laughs*
- Heather over at See Heather Write blogs about teen voice in YA, and shares tips for making that voice more believable.
- Jessica from Book Ends LLC provides guidelines for submitting partials.
Stay groovy and thanks for stopping by.