Confession: I love the Internet (affectionately known in my household as “the Interwebs.”). On Fridays, I’m going to post a round up of the various posts and articles that have been of interest to me during the week:
The following column from UK’s The Guardian has caused a bit (understatement) of a brouhaha around the book blogger community. To be honest, I couldn’t stop reading Kathleen Hale’s narrative … it was kind of like watching a train wreck and wondering if the author would regain her sanity before making a total ass out of herself. (Spoiler alert: She didn’t.)
I think I’ve said this before, but J.T. Ellison is one of my favorite authors. Hands down. This article delves a little bit into Ms. Ellison’s professional life before her career in fiction. As someone who has starry-eyed dreams about being able to hang up my day job (or even just go part-time?), this was inspirational.
I got my invite to Gmail’s new app – “Inbox.” Just waiting to see if I can enable it without disclosing billing information. (*Gnashes teeth in irritation.*) Prior to receiving the invite, I had emailed this article to my husband and was super excited. Because this is an app I think I can actually use.
And finally – this has nothing to do with the writing world, productivity, or really … much of anything. Except that I read this article from The Kitchn and was enamored with the idea of “mother sauces” as the backbone of French cooking.
Listening to: “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse (That voice!)
Reading: Just finished the “King” series from Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. Oh dear … I’ll admit it. These aren’t books that I’d recommend to my mother (or my mother-in-law who is a voracious reader), but this was absolute brain candy.
Fiction update: Edits are going pretty well. I’m back on my revamped schedule that will have me completing the next round of edits by November 10th. After that, I’m going to let AL rest for a couple of weeks and then do a fresh read through before I send to my beta readers. I’m excited and nervous.