Sunday, August 7, 2011

Inky Linky Love 08.07.2011

Oops, kind of late with the linky post this time. But since I'd banned myself from Google Reader for much of the week, I had hundreds upon hundreds of posts to wade through, and that's basically what I spent yesterday doing. I think next week I'll go back to checking the reader when I have a spare moment; it's too daunting to tackle so many at a time.

But wow, there are so many beautiful posts on the writing journey in the blogosphere lately. These amazing writers are open about the struggles and challenges that accompany being a writer while being incredibly inspiring with their perseverance and hard work. I hope you'll check out these posts if you haven't already:

AWESOME POSTS ON THE WRITING JOURNEY
  • S.J. Kincaid wrote a beautiful post on Ellen Oh's blog about why she wouldn't have changed anything about her writing journey, despite being obsessed for years with a manuscript that would never be published.
  • In a similar vein, Natalie Whipple recounts her journey to publication on Adventures in Children's Publishing, sharing her struggles and heartaches and how she fought through them.
  • On her own blog, Natalie explains why she's not jealous of Kiersten White's successes and how to deal with jealousy in general.
  • Speaking of which, Kiersten is amazing as well. This week she wrote a post on talent versus hard work and why both are important. 
  • And the fabulous C.J. Redwine wraps everything up — the journey, the hard work, the success, and how to handle others' good news — in this post on what it feels like to get a book deal.

Amazing articles, right? And here are posts on everything else. It kinda kills me to throw them all together instead of organizing them into separate categories as I usually do, but if I did that I would mostly have only one link per category, and that would annoy me even more. Thus, this compromise:

EVERYTHING ELSE

Oh, and there's a new tab under my header, featuring awards and memes I've been tagged with. It's entirely Carrie Butler's fault that I had to make one of those. Thanks for thinking of me, Carrie! Though I'd appreciate a less awkward one next time. ;)

In other news, I am still horribly behind on Camp NaNo. But I don't feel all that guilty about it, haha. I think the best part about participating is learning to develop a consistent writing habit, so even if I don't make it to 50k (I'm pretty sure I won't), I'm happy as long as I'm making some progress on my WIP and knocking out a few hundred words every day.

Hope your writing plans are going better than mine, and have an incredible weekend! :D

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for these links, Linda. I love your "be yourself" post and will craft a more thoughtful reply when I type coherently.

    Good luck on CampNaNo. I'm so dreadfully behind already.

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  2. Thanks, Emy! :D Good luck with NaNo. I can totally relate. I have an abysmal word count, haha.

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  3. I'm going to agree with Emy that I love your "be yourself" post. Don't worry about NaNo! You're in my cabin, so you can see how behind I am on MY word count! And no, I didn't go dark this weekend, so expect an email from me soon. :)

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  4. Aww, thanks Krispy! Haha I guess I do feel better that I'm not the only one trailing WAYYY behind Alz in terms of word count. :P Yay for email! Looking forward to it. :D

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  5. Stina LindenblattAugust 9, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    You've got some great links here.

    SJ Kincaid used to be in my crit group. Even though I knew about her journey to publication, I didn't realize how long it was until I saw it written down. She's an awesome writer and deserves every bit of success she achieves.

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  6. Ah - it's always good to know that the crazy stressfulness of the writing world does not lie with you alone. Always good to read your blog.

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  7. Those are some great links! There's some I haven't seen yet that I'm going to go check out *right* now.

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  8. Thanks! SJ's post is amazing. :)

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  9. Thank you, Abby! :) I was so used to writing and reading alone before, and I had no idea what I was missing out on until I started getting more involved in the writing blogosphere. So glad you decided to jump in, too! :D

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  10. Yay! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Peggy! :)

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  11. Great links! I need posts like yours because I don't have time to scour the internet every day. :)

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