Monday, August 2, 2010

Week in Short

Today is...Friday. Yes? Yes. Sorry I got about five hours sleep last night after staying up until 3:30. I feel like my body's conscious but my brain is still sleeping. I'm hanging out with my niece today though starting at noon so I had to get up early to post this before I left.

Must Read:

Going from good to great
Laurie Halse Anderson talks about her revisions on Wintergirls

New trailer for Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released!

Literary agent, Natalie Fischer is blogging!

Adventures in Space:
Evolution of a query part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

Socially Acceptable Schizophrenia:
Writing what you don't know

Story Flip:
Things to know about your characters while writing
Fill in those plot holes

Writer Unboxed:
Loyal to the facts or the reader?
Interview with Macallister Stone, owner of Absolute Write

YA Highway:
SCBWI soundbites

Jump -- Officially pulled off the query train. I had some partial rewrite ideas that I think are going to make it a lot better...if I can just figure out how it's going to end. I'm thinking about taking the second half in a whole other direction. I cut 27,000 words in scenes this week, finished the outline for the first half, and am about ready to start rewriting.

The Elite -- stalled at 5k while I try to figure out what comes between the last major plot point and the next one.

Burning Bridges -- My new project. I've decided to do AugNoWriMo with it and it's going very well. I hit 7k Wednesday night.

Everyone have an awesome weekend and I'll see you on Monday!