While I’m buried beneath boxes and Christmas gift lists at the mall, please enjoy the phenomenally written posts that others had time to write. These blogs are awesome and so are their WRITERS!!! Thanks to everyone for the blog love on my last post. Sounds like the marketing for Excedrin: NEW for Retail Tension Headaches is going to be a big success! I’m putting a bottle in everyone’s stocking!
On Writing and Reading:
Kristen Lamb tells it like is when it comes to plot structure and prose in Is Your Novel a Spineless Weakling?
Renee Schuls-Jacobson, my amazing Warrior Writer partner, gave honesty a new metaphor and exclaimed I’m Going To Do a Book.
August McLaughlin interviews Author Roni Loren on Writing Sexy and Her Novel Debut. Prepare yourself for drooling and feverish laughter.
My favorite new author, Jody Hedlund, wrote an AMAZING and honest blog post about book giveaways. She recaps how FREE has a cost, how book sales are trending, and includes very simple and awesome gift ideas that help a favorite crowd of mine, writers!!! Even Though Free is In, Don’t Forget to Buy Books Too.
The top books of 2011 are already starting to be listed! Nina Badzin shares her favorite reads of the past year in Top Ten Reads of 2011. Be advised, read this before making your master list for the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge! Or do what I did, and keep adding to your Goodreads “to-read” collection!
The Necessary Belly Laughs and Bright Moments for the Holidaze:
Pam Hawley almost brought me to tears in her beautifully heartfelt post about Finding Thankfulness: I Love This Bar. She talks about growing up in her own version of “Cheers” and makes me want to go meet her for a drink at Hawley’s Pub soon!
If you want pee your pants kind of laughter, you’ve got to visit Jenny Hansen’s post Can a Cup o Joe Make Your Man a Ho. True story. And a hilarious one!
Myndi Shafer discovers the real reason for the crankiness factor of the Dr. Seuss villain in The Grinch is Pregnant.
How is your week going so far?
Thanks for the linky-love Jess. And you are going to help me with Manny’s delivery. I know this labor will be intense, but I trust I know what to do and that you will help me get there. 😉
And I’m here for you, too!
Absolutely! We’ll see each other through!
Oh Jess! I’m so happy you’re still here! I’ve just returned from my short blogging hiatus, and when I clicked on your link in my blogroll, it said your blog was gone! I have replaced the bad link with this one!
Sounds like you’re doing well…
Hi Wendy!!! So happy you’re back. I am well, and can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to.
Thank you Jess! I so hope we get to have that drink at Hawley’s one day. Hang in there through this crazy busy holiday season – don’t forget your survival kit : )!
Ah yes, the survival kit! A holiday must! Cheers to you, Pam!
“Prepare yourself for drooling and feverish laughter.” This has to be my best blog review as yet! LOL Love it…
Such a fantastic list, Jess. Honored to be on it! Off to read Hedlund’s post… 🙂
LUV your blog August! Thanks for the smile.
Completely honored to be on the list too! And evidently I’ve got some reading to do today. 🙂
LOL. I loved this hilarious post, Jenny. Keep em coming!
The mall is the last place I’d want to be this time of year…good luck, and please hold onto your sanity!
Thanks Mark! When I’m feeling down, I’ll just remember eating my first voodoo donut.
Awesome mashup, Jess! The ones in your list that I’ve missed are going at the top of the list…I’m soo far behind in reading –like weeks!
Me too, I’m sure there are many I missed. Can’t wait till the holidays are over.
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