Monthly Archives: October 2010

It’s about time

This week around the web, it’s all about time.

First, from Nathan Bransford (yes, I’m always linking to Nathan–it’s because he’s made of awesome), comes a post on The Beatles, 10,000 hours, and just how much practice it takes to make it look like it doesn’t take any practice at all.

From the “I don’t know how she does it’ category comes this article, A Working Mother’s Guide to Writing a Novel. I posted the article earlier in the week on Facebook to resounding apathy. Not a single person “liked” it, never mind commented on it.

Fine. I’m posting it here. It’s a great article with some practical tips. I have the urge to write my own follow-on blog post about writing when you don’t have the time. Stay tuned. That could happen.

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Words of encouragement

I hope to post a recap of the MEMO conference in the next few days. Short review: It was fun! I had a blast and sold some books.

Here’s the note Kyra wrote to me before I left:

From: Kyra
To: Mom

Make sure to not tuck in your shirt and don’t forget to look your best. I hope you have a good time there. Love, Kyra and don’t forgot again to love and miss me. I will love and miss you too. Love, Kyra and I will love you back and do not and I mean do not forget about me.

I failed on one account. Sadly, I did tuck in my shirt.

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