Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Thursday's Guest

Our guest blogger this week is Betsy Dornbusch, author of fantasy and science-fiction and editor at Electric Spec. Her blog is called Sex Scenes at Starbucks, so you know she has a wonderful imagination (and sense of humor).

More on Productivity

Elizabeth Spann Craig aka Riley Adams has a good post on this topic at her blog, Mystery Writing is Murder. The post is called (strangely enough) Productivity.

Rachelle Gardner's blog

Rachelle's blog always has something good for writers. Her two recent posts on pitching should be of interest: one is Pitching Your Novel and the other is Your Verbal Pitch. This is good stuff, straight from the keyboard of a literary agent.

"Never Trust a Dog to Watch Your Food"

Chuck has a fun post about his dog at his Quoting Quotes to Quote Quotes blog. I laughed out loud, but then I don't have to deal with his dog (thank goodness).

It's HOT Outside

Is it hot where you live? Here in Northern Colorado we're experiencing a spell of dry heat--the kind that makes my skin dry up and my hair crackle.

I wandered outside yesterday thinking I'd pull a few weeds. Came right back inside. The weeds will have to stay another few days...or until fall if that's what it takes.

My sun tea is good, though. When I brought the jug inside after a few hours, the tea was so hot I couldn't put my fingers in to lift out the bags. Had to use a slotted spoon. It definitely has more flavor than usual.

A Final Word



Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Thanks for the links to all of those terrific blog posts. It's not as hot where I live as it is where you live, but the weather has been awfully dry - never a good thing in wildfire country. Looking forward to Betsy's post tomorrow.

Clarissa Draper said...

The article talked about on Elizabeth's post (Mystery Writing is Murder) is priceless. It's a must read!

GigglesandGuns said...

Thanks for making the day easier with the links.
Here it is hot but VERY humid. ems to be miserable all over the country.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, ladies. I'm heading off to do some grocery shopping early, then come home and be at my computer with the fan aimed right at my back. A tall glass of sun tea with lots of ice will help keep me cool.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thanks for the links about the pitches, Pat! I'm starting to think about that scary process!

It is NOT hot here. Not hot at all. Wet, yes. Hot, no.

Marlena Cassidy said...

Thanks for the links, Patricia! I'll have to check out Rachelle's blog and Chuck's post.

And yes, it's hot where I am too. But it's the wet, humid heat that gets under your skin and makes you feel twenty pounds heavier, and so hiding in the air conditioning is where I'm going to stay. Or the beach, if I can manage it.

I want to try this sun tea of yours. It sounds intriguing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, it's hot here! Near a hudnred degrees.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Elizabeth always has fantastic posts!