Friday, March 16, 2012

A jumble of many things

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.


  1. I thought you needed a new hard drive?? at any rate good that it's fixed.
    I finished some edits on my historical yesterday. Amazing week all I said wanted to do is done.
    I didn't sign up for that blog but did for one that goes in May to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - I'll have a promotion on my blog as soon as I write it. I'm taking 3 old blogs and making a new one. I can really see how my writing has improved in 2 years

    1. That sounds kind of cool! To look back like that :)

  2. Glad to hear your computer is up and running. I feel like my whole life is on my computer and I won't let my kids touch mine. I even get sweaty palms if my husbands tries to use it.

    Thanks for the great links.

  3. Glad you didn't have to get a new hard drive after all!


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