First, mega-trombone congratulations to my very own San Francisco Giants!! I'm over the moon, as is everyone else in my house, to see the Giants in the World Series, and also to be so solidly winning and thumping the Rangers. Apologies to my Texan buddies and readers--truly sorry, but you know that one of the teams I dislike the most in Scottish football is Rangers (out of Glasgow) so it is extra sweet to see my Giants beating a team with that name.
The first Giants game I ever went to was when I was twelve. The game was against the St. Louis Cardinals and I remember some really dodgy tactics on the part of the Cardinals, but I was hooked--and instantly in love with several of the Giants players. I was twelve, after all.
- Natalie Whipple talks about that next book you're writing...and whether it gets any easier. (Yes and no.) Great post.
- Upstart Crow agent Danielle Chiotti guest posts for Backspace and lists the 7 highly effective habits of writers. How many do you do?
- Rachelle Gardener is snappy and quick regarding a query that claims the book is "utterly original"...and reminds us how important it is to show that relatable quality when talking about anything (not just your book)
- Roni Loren has a guest post over at Gemma Noon's The Literary Project that discusses how to get and keep blog followers. Roni is very good at retaining blog followers--she has over 700 or some such ridiculous figure, so she knows what she's talking about.
- Julie Dao has a really great anecdote about finishing what you started...involving Cake.
- Tina Lynn creeps us out with her entry of Mia's Halloween blogfest, which you can still join. Tina Lynn's story is good because if you follow Tina Lynn, you know that she CAN actually see and hear dead people. Knowing that fact made her story really shiver-licious.
- Anne Allen has just about the best post on why you should join NaNo I've seen.
- Linda Grimes demonstrates yet again why she is funny, and takes off on a rather dark joke I made on Twitter. Read it. It involves dead lumps of conjoined twin tissue.