Friday, February 6, 2009

Let me tell you about not the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees, but links!

Friday is links day! And I’ll soon be by to visit you all. I love reading the comments – they come in my hotmail account and I laugh and smile and all that jazz. Then I come here and read them again *laughing*
…yesterday I spent all day on line by line edits of Tender Graces. It’s tedious work, but it has to be done and it’s an important part. Besides just typos and the like, there may be a question or clarification or two I have to address--luckily, I don't have but a few small things to deal with, for I had TG honed and honed by time it was sent to Bellebooks. I am much focused when I am working and try not to go to my emails or blog unless I take a short break. So again, I will have to apologize if I become distracted these next days!

Thanks for reading Woman Inside Out. It’s funny how some of my short stories turn out more bleak or raw or quirky-weird or whatever than my novels. TG is much more hopeful, more innocent, more...well, tender! I seldom write as starkly about marriage in the novels (so far); the marriages are always seen from “afar” or from the point of view of a kid/teen or whatever.


This is an interesting site. You can go vote your answer about grammar or sentence structure or whatever and later the answer is revealed at the sentence sleuth.

Duotrope Digest is a great clearinghouse to find places for your work.

I just love Vagabondage Press’s new cover art! I haven’t read their new issue yet. (They published my “Moonshine & Santy Claus” piece in their December issue and I love them for taking a chance on that quirky story! )

The Rose & Thorn has a podcast site, where you can listen to the stories or poetry. I think it’s pretty cool and I feel it gets lost and unnoticed!

Animal Planet animal solitaire game!

The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar – love this site! I want a t-shirt and I keep forgetting to order one *laugh*

I stumbled across this. I have to read it all myself, having just skimmed it, but it talks about synopsis writing. Maybe it'll give some insight for you if you need to write a synopsis.

1940’s fashion and etc…. I do research to make sure I’m getting the fashions of that day correct. I'm a stickler for getting things right! I hate laziness in that respect - I feel I owe it to readers to do my best to be accurate on as many things as I can, or why bother including them? I was looking for 50s/60s fashion at the time (for the TG book, since it spans many years), but came across that link, too, so I kept the bookmark, for something later I’m writing in the Virginia Kate series!

I received my business cards from Zazzle and I am very happy with them. They did a great job. So much to choose from. They were fast, too.
I think that's enough for now. Now everyone - take a deep breath, fill those lungs - let it out slooowwwwww ...then think about a memory (even if it was five minutes ago) that makes you feel happy ...that makes you calmed...that gives you peace. Think about that, breathe in and out, in and out - let that memory fill you up - positive positive positive energies...(I'm talking to you, too, M!) go do the day.


Lisa said...

excellent - I am so looking forward to TENDER GRACES and am scrabbling everywhere for Newcastle rocks !!

Lisa xx

Lisa said...

....and i have just watched the TG trailer....breathtaking xx

kimmi said...

Great links, Kat, thank you. Enjoy your weekend!!

Janna Qualman said...

Ooh, LURVE the SPOGG stuff! I've bookmarked the site. :)

Debbie said...

Warm weather this weekend! I'll be heading to Gatlinburg tomorrow for a band festival. We should try to rendezvous there or in Cherokee sometime!

Walker said...

Work work work
Got to stop and play sometimes.
I did that in 89, maybe i should go back to work and see if they rememeber me.
Have a nice weekend

Jessica said...

Ooh, have fun on those line edits!
Somehow I missed that you'd written a story about marriage. I'll have to go back later and read it. I love stuff like that. Even if it's gritty. :-) Congrats on selling short stories. I'm meeting a lot of people who do that, and wow, my hat's off to you! What craft it must take to pull a short story off.

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Congratulations on your debut novel. I bet you're so excited!

Marta Stephens said...

Wow! What great links. Glad I moseyed over!!

Deb Shucka said...

What fun this was. Like shopping without having to try. Looking forward to checking these links out.