Well, my laptop is purring nicely after some circus-worthy-computer-fixing-skillz (seriously, Google is my friend... in addition to the number of online forums dedicated to weird glitches)
My cat is also purring nicely. Too bad it's while he repeatedly bites my arm. He's doing this 'cause he's on my lap and is angry that when I type, I slightly brush against one of his ears. He turns 8 in a couple weeks (April 2), so I'm putting it down to him turning into a cranky old man.
My hard drive seems to be running smoother and not as hot as it was before... so I'm just gonna be more careful with my backups and see how it goes... since I don't really want to get a new hard drive if I don't have to.
Onto more important things:
The Blood-Red Pencil had an awesome list of questions to give your beta-readers. I'm definitely bookmarking this one.
Veronica Roth had a great post on objective critique partners.
Janice Hardy had a good post on creating characters, which is similar to my style.
And Guilie Castillo shared the query-wisdom she gleaned from the San Francisco Writing Conference.
With my computer woes, I nearly forgot I signed up for the Unicorn Bell blogfest (still time to sign up I believe), so hopefully today I can bang out a first draft of whatever that will be.
AND, I'll have another small post going up later. I was enlisted to make 'something' for a St. Paddy's Day party, which is still missing one essential element.