Friday, April 16, 2010

The muse is pricking. Hooray!

Well I must say, my first week of only blogging three days really worked out for me.  I got to visit and show love to all of you in blogger land (and have some love shown in return.  Thanks commenters, readers and all my new followers!) and still make slow, but steady progress on my WIP.

Right now my muse is plucking at my brain strings and little blond person is actually immersed in the Abby's Flying Fairy School segment of Sesame Street.  I can't let an opportunity like this pass me up, so here's my truncated Friday post.

I discovered Alexandra Sokoloff's blog this week.  For those of you who are fans of horror, if you haven't read her stuff you are SERIOUSLY missing out. The Price was my personal favorite, but all of her books did a great job of making me peer extra hard into dim corners and turn on every light in the house after the sun went down. She has a fantastic series of blog posts addressing everything about crafting a novel, from working up your premise to creating a great villain.  If you haven't before please for your own writely sake go check it out here

Also Matthew over at the The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment has a great guest post today showcasing an actual query that landed an author an actual agent.  He tries to do this every Friday and it is a great series.  For those of you approaching or at the querying stage, his blog is a must see.

Happy Friday everyone!  May you all have productive writing weekends.

14 comments:

OfficeGirl said...

Great post! I actually I'm following these guys as of today! Thanks for following my blog too! I'm glad to be here!

Jaydee Morgan said...

I think three days a week is the perfect blogging schedule - it's one I use (although sometimes I cheat and go for more).

And thanks for Alexandra's link - I'll be sure to check it out. I'm already following Matthew's blog :)

Elana Johnson said...

I'm so glad your muse is talking to you. There's nothing better than that!

Jon Paul said...

Happy you're hearing from the Muse. Thanks for the recommendations. I'm off to check them out!

Crystal Cook said...

Great luck with the muse! That's such a good thing :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Yes! I love Alexandra's blog posts. She really knows how to "teach".

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo for more writing time! Thanks for the great links, Angie. Have a good weekend. :-)

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I'm glad the new schedule is working out for you and that the muse is lashing you from behind with a whip!

KarenG said...

Blogging is like soap operas. Or reality shows. You think you have to follow daily or you'll miss something REALLY important! Maybe I'll try a 3 day a week. Promise I won't miss anything?

Jen said...

Awesome links they are great bloggers! I hope I get my mojo back next week!!!

Happy weekend!

Jen said...

I have an award for you!!

#167 Dad said...

Thanks for the blog recommendations. Keep pounding those keys.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Yay! So glad the new blogging schedule is working for you! HELLO MUSE!! sometimes just a little break will do that.

Thanks for the links! Will definitely have to check out the query one.

Good luck with your muse. I hope it sticks around for you ;)

Angie Paxton said...

I was planning on responding to all of you that I didn't get to via email. However, I spent much too much time on everyone's blogs this morning reading and commenting, so a big blanket response will have to do. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment. I love hearing what you all have to say.