First – the fun news. Over the weekend I received a cool award from two terrific fellow writers, NewToWritingGirl and OwlandSparrow (be sure to check out their blogs…very nice. They both managed to give me the Prolific Blogger Award, and I am deeply honored!
The award originally comes from this blog. And it comes with rules:
1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.
3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.
4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners.
Okay – now the HARD part…who to give it to. Well, I figure, since I got it twice, I should get to name 14 other blogs…right? So, in no particular order, here are my 14 bloggers that are prolific, full of fun, wise or otherwise entertaining advice…blogs I frequent OFTEN (which is saying something, since I don’t frequent a million blogs daily like some of my closest friends)
- Elana Johnson
- Julie Butcher
- Michelle McLean
- Kat Harris
- Rebecca Knight
- Lisa and Laura
- Plot This
- Beth Revis
- Shaun Hutchinson
- Amanda Bonilla
- Shooting Stars
- Danyelle Lefty
- Abby Annis
Whew….that was a lot of work!
Okay, now for the second part of this post…Waiting.
I know, I know…it is the dreaded topic. And one we, as writers, deal with a lot.
We wait to hear from our betas and crit partners.
We wait to hear from potential agents.
We wait to hear about revisions.
And the waiting doesn’t end after we find the agent, either. In fact, now we really learn the meaning of wait…because…
We wait to hear about our submissions
We wait to hear about our edits
Yeah, I know, You get the point.
So, what do you arm yourself with when you are stuck waiting.
Me – I try to be healthy – spend my time running, meditating, reading a good book ( or ten), writing something new, play Rock Band with the family, get out and live a little (so I have new stuff for new stories).
Invariable, however, no matter how hard I try, the waiting gets to be and I have to break out the chocolate and whine with my friends.
What do you do to combat the waiting??? Any tips I need to add to my list?