Sometimes it feels like I spend the day passing cool links to my friends and checking out the ones they send me back. I’m lucky like that, I know. But I worry, what about all my gregorific friends who miss out on this camaraderie? And also, the coolness of the links? So I am starting a "Take It Or Leave It" weekly post on things you may…or may not, want to check out. Obviously, you can capitalize the Or or not. I’m veeeery flexible with such things. A lot of the asterisks will be writing related but there will be a thing or two for you to just gasp about or giggle endlessly over.
* I’m curious as a zombie the night before a raging apocalypse about THE CURIOSITIES, which is an awesome compilation by three authoresses that I really love. This is a contest to win an ARC with annotations in it by one of the authoresses- cool, right? Check out the link to enter. I’m curious as a child outside their parent’s closed bedroom door about why there aren’t more cartoons with curious cucumbers in them on the web associated with THE CURIOSITIES, a book that I would love to win.
* I am a fan of this lovely lady’s website. One of the things I like about it is the diversity of topic matter interwoven with tips and fresh humor. She has a good attitude and it’s infectious. This post I linked to is a series she does on ‘How I Got My Agent” which appeals to me for obvious reasons.
* Now I can’t say this blog authoress has a positive attitude. In fact, I would say the opposite. But she certainly represents a dark side of my brain that I usually express through my short stories (hint hint, go review my short story SIGNS on Amazon- you know you want to, go!). While her inner dialogue might be a downer, she posts wonderfully light and inspiring links and tweets and pics. It reminds me that we all totter on the balance at times.
* This is the last one for today although I could go on and on. Miss Snark’s First Victim runs awesome contests and posts the contestants for open critique. I know. You gotta have ballz to enter this sucka! I tried this last round but alas, I did not get my entry in to be one of the first 50. I love reading all the entries and it makes me understand the competition in the literary world. I think all these 250 word excerpts are intriguing! I can’t wait to see which one wins, and if it ever smiles at me from a bookstore shelf. Every month it’s a different Secret Agent Contest.