Manic Monday: An Apology and Some Link Salad

Dear Blog,

I’m sorry.  I neglected you shamefully last week.  It was my fault for planning poorly.  But I was also working to get the first seven chapters of my manuscript, The Daughters of August Winterbourne, edited and spiffed up, and a synopsis for the entire volume written, so I could submit it to the Strange Chemistry Open Door (which closes today).  I managed to get that done last night, so now I have some time available for you.

So I’ll be back this week with more medieval food porn (pictures from the feast at Known World Cooks and Bards), as well as some blathering about creating a synopsis.

But to tide y’all over until then, here’s a small serving of link salad (links for writers, this time out):

The Rejection Generator
Advice to the “Significant Other” of a Writer
How to Write Tight – Self-Editing Tips to Make Your Manuscript Ready For Publication
Ten Commandments for Editing Someone’s Work
25 Lies Writers Tell (And Start To Believe)

Toss and enjoy. See you Wednesday!


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Aspiring author, sharing the tidbits I've learned along the way.
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4 Responses to Manic Monday: An Apology and Some Link Salad

  1. D. E. Atwood says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Chick wants a hard copy to hold in her hands (and make all her friends read)!

    • Well, when I get this thing published, I’ll send her a signed copy. Knowing that it had appeal to at least one member of the target audience was just the bit of encouragement I needed to get the packet sent off!

      • D. E. Atwood says:

        She would be absolutely thrilled with that! It does have appeal to a second target audience member, but she’s a slower reader so she’s only about 25% of the way through the book and can’t keep reading since it’s on my iPod (Chick’s BFF, that is). Also, she would be VERY happy to beta read book 2 for you once it’s been through the first round of edits and give you more teen thumbs up feedback. :)

      • That would be great!

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