Friday, August 17, 2012

Week in Short

I hope everyone had a great week this week! Mine was pretty crazy. There's just so much to do and not a lot of time left to do it in. I still can't believe the summer is almost over.  This time next week I'll be back at college. This means my blogging schedule is going to shift a bit. 

Last year, I dropped my posting down to three and stopped doing Week in Short. This year, I'm going to try to stay with five days a week and keep Week in Short. I'll give it a trial period of a couple weeks and see how that goes. I'm also considering doing some kind of college-related post once a week or every other week. (What do you think? Yay? Nay?)

In other news, I saw The Bourne Legacy this week because Jeremy Renner was in it. Now, I thought it was great but I also haven't seen the other Bourne movies (I know, I know) so I don't really have anything to compare it to.

Song of the Week: "This is Gonna Hurt" by Sixx AM

Must read:  
Veronica Roth: Loud, Ugly, Wild, Free

If you missed out on WriteOnCon, you missed out on a great conference! Fortunately all the posts, videos, and chat logs are saved so you can still check them out.

NPR has a list of the Best 100 YA Novels! I was so excited to see some of my favorites (especially the top four) included on the list.

A Fool's Golden Paradise:
Why this query worked #2

Beth Revis: 
When to outline

Between Fact and Fiction: 
Are you tired of me yet?

Blood Red Pencil: 
Integrating writing into a busy schedule: One writer's story
Show visceral reactions first

What to tell agents while querying
An in-person pitching don't

Nathan Bransford: 
No, you shouldn't send your tweets to Facebook

Publishing Crawl:
Correcting problems with pacing

The zen of backstory
Writing when life gives you lemons

Strangest Situation: 
Conquering writer's block I: Know thy enemy

Writer Beware: 
Red flags of writing contests

Five things to do when you're between projects

Video of the Week:
This week's video is the trailer for the new Les Miserables movie coming out this Decemer. I am SO EXCITED!

Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday!