Friday, October 29, 2010

Week in Short

It's FINALLY Friday! It was an insanely crazy week for me; I thought it would never be over. I'm still fostering an addiction to Glee even though I wanted to kick half the characters off a cliff. I'm almost done with season one. I was hoping to get all caught up this weekend, but I have so much work to do it probably won't happen. I'm also getting Everwood from netflix now. Watched the first four episodes on Thursday. Now I remember why I started watching this show in the first place. :D

Song of the week:
It's My Life by Bon Jovi (Been attached to this song ever since the Glee boys (mostly Finn) sang the It's My Life/Confessions mash-up.)

Must Read:
Need vs love

The beta for Window's version of Scrivener is FINALLY here! I downloaded it Monday and have been playing with it all the time. I already imported BB into it to see how it works for revisions, but NaNo is going to be it's first real test.

With NaNo coming up, there were a lot of posts dedicated to this amazing event. Here are some of the highlights:
Nathan Bransford's NaNo Boot Camp: Choosing the right idea, goals and obstacles, and editing as you go
Advice from Hannah Moskowitz

Blood-Red Pencil:Making friends with your internal editor

Learn from what you read

Mandy Hubbard:
From query to pitch to cover copy

Pub Rants:Top 10 reasons for SF&F query rejections + 5 more reasons


Tuning up your mechanics

What to do when your characters won't talk to you

In Movies:

  • Arthur -- Cute old movie. Absolutely hilarious. 9/10
  • Mr. Fix It -- typical romcom formula movie with a twist. 9.5/10
In Writing:
Only three days until NaNo! I am PSYCHED!

Everyone have a GREAT Halloween weekend and I'll see you on Monday!