Friday, March 12, 2010

Is It Friday Again Already?


Except for my internet duties and one big errand I need to run, today through Monday will be all about novel revisions. I'm feeling good about the book and haven't run into any gross plot errors (at least not yet) that would slow me down. I still think I'll have a finished novel by March 27th so I can keep that agent pitch appointment I've scheduled at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference.

I'll check in over the weekend, but mostly I'm keeping to my office with the door closed. No music, no noise at all (except that barking dog somewhere in the neighborhood) because my new computer is super quiet, almost eerily so.

Meanwhile, I have a few fun links for you:

Did you read my article on The Blood-Red Pencil about Twitter Lists and my new Twitter list of literary agents I've made available to all my followers? An agent on Twitter noticed I didn't have her on my list, which I thought was a pretty good sign that post url is making the rounds. I added the agent to the list, and she was kind enough to add me to her Follows.

Here's a chance to win a book. Visit Galen Kindley's Imagineering Fiction blog for the easiest contest ever.

Here's another post from Cheryl Thurston's Scattershot blog that had me chuckling last evening: What Do I Know?

Every Friday Jon Gibbs (An Englishman in New Jersey blog) lists the week's interesting posts on writing he's found.

Is anyone doing anything extra fun today? If so, leave a comment and give me some ideas. As soon as this book is finished, I'm going to spend a whole month just having fun and writing about it. Hmmm. Sounds like an idea for a book. :)


Carol Kilgore said...

I'm so far behind in editing it's not funny. The life gremlins have surrounded me and sucked all the time away. I need to get rid of them for a few months.

Alan Orloff said...

Fun? Who has any time for stinking fun? Wait. Isn't writing fun?

Karen Walker said...

I had fun today at my singing rehearsal. And I had fun playing a few games of spider solitaire. today is my day of indulgence (homework assignment from writing coach) so I only get to do what I want to do. It's fun!

Ann said...

Happy Friday!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Carol -- I didn't think of gremlins...maybe they're what's messing with my time...

Alan -- I'm going to make time for fun. Even if it kills me.

Hi Karen -- If I could sing worth a darn (so that people didn't run away screaming), I'd be so happy. But instead of computer games, I'm going to do stuff like go to the movies at a real theater, see a play, eat ice cream at the ice cream parlor, hike in the hills with my camera to hunt for wildflowers, and go exploring in places I haven't visited before.

Happy Friday back at you, Ann. It's a beautiful day here in Northern Colorado, so it was really a pleasure to get out and run that errand.

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks for the links. For me today was about catching up - bills, cleaning, laundry, new recipes... Nothing super fun :)

Mason Canyon said...

Good luck with your writing. Thanks for the great links, it's always fun to have new sites.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, Patricia. It's much appreciated :)

Terry Odell said...

I'm late - it's Monday. But we're finally "settled" into our rental in Colorado, and can now give serious attention to house hunting. Wish I could give serious attention to my writing.

Anonymous said...

I have been under the weather so I stayed home and watched a number of movies from Blockbuster.

Stephen Tremp