Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday Writings

Lots o' stuff today, writerly peoples! First, please take a moment to send good thoughts, vibes and prayers to fellow writer/blogger Travis Erwin who lost his home to fire on January 4th. I can't imagine what his family is going through. Some friends in this big beautiful Blog-o-rama have set up a fund called Habitat for Travis, if any of you would like to "lay a brick" (donate).

Next, Carrie Link had a great video at her blog just the other day. It is Wally Lamb talking about his latest book, The Hour I First Believed, and the angst of the sometimes long writing process.

Now, some awesome most dear friend Kathryn Magendie's debut novel will be out in a few months. Keep your eyes peeled for Tender Graces. And please visit her brand spankin' new blog on the topic too. She's good about returning visits and has been a frequent commenter here and elsewhere in the Bloggy Universe, so stop by and give her a ^5 or an attagirl or something.

Amy Sue needs you! If you've got editing tips and advice to share on working over a manuscript, please go share it with her. She's just finished her first WIP! Congratulations, friend!

And, finally, I'm not gonna bore you with the minute details of my New Year's Writing Resolutions, but let's just say they're lofty. Primarily, I will spend January (and hopefully not too much past that) revising my women's fiction manuscript and polishing it up to present to potential agents. Wish me luck! (Mo on dat later.) But for an awesomely awsome list of resolutions to get you in the mood to write, check out this blog.

Oh, and PS, don't forget to vote for The Rose & Thorn ezine in as many categories as possible in the Preditors and Editors Poll. We 'preciate ya lots and lots! [More details in my R&T blog post over on the sidebar.]

Now, git bizzy. Go write. Grab them resolutions by the horns!

Oooo, oooo, Mr. Kotter....look what I got last night --->


Anonymous said...

If you need paper for your new short legged youngun, let me know.

Debbie said...

What a cutie patootie! I am so excited about your manuscript and can't wait to hear more details. Now, off to chase those links you left us.

giddymomof6 said...

I love that picture of you! It's awesome! And Wow that's a lot of links! LOL! I'll be busy for a bit. Thanks!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I visited your highlighted site s- thank you - love those blogs. Sorry for Travis, though - I want to help.

And your pup is so sweet and cute and a chubby butter buns - just lOVE him - can't wait to hold and pet him...!

(and thank you for your link and words ...smiling...what a good friend you are...and always so supportive...*smiling again*)

Amy Nathan said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Angie. And of course for all the help. Am loving the pup. More pics!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, thanks Oren. Will probably get some of those bed pads to use. Can't wait till he's big enough to get in and out the doggie door.

Debbie, I'm gonna work hard on the first 5 chapters today! How's yours coming along?

Thanks, giddy! I think you'll like a few of those links.

'Thryn, as the great PeeWee Herman says, "I know you are, but what am I?" LOL

Any time, Amy. You've helped me too!

Barbara said...

Thanks for all the news and congratulations on the new baby!!

Ang said...

Cutie! Thanks for all the links...and enjoy your new puppy.

Melissa Marsh said...

Great stuff today, Angie!

Jenn Johansson said...

Wow! I just got up and already I feel so updated on the world LOL. Thanks for keeping us all informed. Now excuse me, I'm about to go link hopping ;)

P.S. what a cute puppy!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thank you, Barbara, Ang & Melissa.

Jenn, glad you liked the weekly update. :) Enjoying your nice bloggy too!

Kasie West said...

Good luck with polishing up that novel. It's always fun!

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L.C. Gant said...

Hi, Angie! Thanks again for the great comment and for the shout-out on the blog roll. What an awesome page you have here! Count me in as a regular reader, and good luck with all your New Year's resolutions!

Jessica said...

Yay! I can't wait to hear about your querying journey!
Thanks for all the news.

colbymarshall said...

SOOOO cute! Name??

kimmi said...

Name of puupy?? Ohh, too tweet!!! :D

I voted and rcvd the email to confirm and link back. :D

ChristaCarol said...

Oh what a cute cute puppy!!!

And good luck with your resolutions! I'm probably already slacking on mine. I've lost a bit of inspiration after a Full reject, blah. But I'll pick my ego back up in a day or so and get to typin' (I hope).

Thanks for all the info!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

L.C., welcome aboard the HMS Whackadoodle! LOL. Following your blog too. Happy writing.

Jessica, you're so welcome. After all the revisions (argh), I'll post on the querying adventure. :)

Thanks, Colby. The little butterball is named BANDIT. He's got a perfect little bandana around his neck for markings.

Kimmi, 'preciate you voting for R&T!

CC, all rejection means is that you are getting closer to an acceptance. Keep looking for that perfect (and receptive) pair of eyeballs!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Thanks for the link, Angie! He did describe the angst well, didn't he?

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sure did, Carrie.

Michelle H. said...

Awww! Your pup is so cute! But he could use a little companion to snuggle with and purr in his ear and use its claws to scratch an itch along his back. Hmm? I wonder what animal that would be? ;)

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