Happy Sunday! It’s my last lazy Sunday for awhile. Not that I’m complaining, because the lack of lazy time is due to a really awesome trip I’m going on. In fact, I shouldn’t be lazing around on the internet right now, I have guidebooks to read, suitcases to pack, and blog posts to schedule. But oh well, I suppose a bit of procrastination won’t hurt me … much.
If you are in a similar mood and want to lounge about on the internet here are a few links I’ve found interesting over the last few weeks.
- If you’re in your 20s and feel like you haven’t figured your life out yet, check out Buzzfeed’s list of 19 Successful People Who Had a Rough Time in their Twenties. If you have figured everything out, you can also look at the list and think to yourself, man I’m ahead of Oprah right now.
- According to this article in Discover Magazine your genes may be altered by your ancestor’s experiences. Let’s hope your grandparents had happy childhoods.
- Sometimes I see writing advice that says to take a break and watch a movie. I never believed it until I read Writing a Novel like a Movie on Terrence King’s Blog.
- All Kell Broke Lose writes about the fact that New Adult books seem to be exclusively romance/erotica in her blog post I’m a “new adult” so where’s all my romance?
- Do male romantic leads need to be so perfect looking? Yamina Collins says no!
- One of my favorite bloggers on Cross(stich) Your Heart has challenged herself to query 100 agents and indie publishers. I can’t wait until my manuscript is in the position that I can join the challenge!
- KateBrauning.com featured an excellent post about the benefits of signing with a new agent.
- Have you considered the literary implications of the name North West?
9 thoughts on “Links for a Lazy Sunday”
Love the second link! I’ve always thought that perhaps I am strong/resilient because of what was evolutionary adaptive in my family/ethnic background. You know, the generations of struggle, and persistence through abandonment.
Anyhow, this is an interesting take on something that you posted in an early entry, too http://qz.com/98892/the-humanities-are-not-in-crisis-in-fact-theyre-doing-great/
Thanks Joyce! That link you shared makes a lot of sense to me!
Loved Yamina Collins’s article! I have a less than handsome love interest in my book!
I’m glad you liked it! And I think that it is great to include non-perfect looking people in your book. Thanks for the comment!
Alas, ladies, I am now guilty of reneging on my own stance. In my new fantasy/romance novel The Last King, I DID make my hero attractive – and rich, too. Oh, shame on me. The reason I give is because there aren’t a lot of fantasy/romance novels with an African-American male and female in the lead roles, and I guess I didn’t want to put my people in this vastly unrepresented genre for blacks with, well, ugly black people. Please don’t shoot me. And I still stand by my article, for the most part. Sigh. I also plan for my second fantasy novel to have a male romantic lead with a deformity, as that’s part of the plot. Best to all, Yamina
Thank you for yet another link to my blog! I always love reading your posts when they come out, glad to have such an awesome blog-friend.
Thank you! I’m super inspired by your project, and your openness in blogging about it.
Thanks for linking to my blog! Loving all the other places you’ve pointed me as well.
Of course! I’m glad you like the other links!