I finally got the right day, but this time my links aren’t writing-focused! Ah well…
Reminder: Tomorrow is the last day to enter my June giveaway of BEE SEASON by Myla Goldberg and THE BOAT by Nam Le. Free books, people!
Also: The baby deer showed up again, and I got video this time! They are adorably awkward, and they run around like typical kiddunks*. I want to keep them and snuggle them and train them to play with Riley. And in my imagination, I will totally do so.
*I stole that word from Sarah.
NYTimes bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch has been branching out with some short personal essays. Two went live this week, and I really enjoyed them both.
I think reading these was also the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. As I mentioned last week, I’ve been itching to write some personal nonfic of my own, and last night I was finally struck with the first line of an essay that’s been swirling in my mind for weeks. From there things flowed, and I ended up staying up past midnight to work on it. The piece isn’t finished, but it’s a solid start. A chink in the dam, I hope.
Author and speaker Sarah Sentilles wrote an interesting piece called “Breaking up with God.”
And last but not least (this one IS writing-related) author Ellery Adams gives real numbers from her career. Advances, word counts, income, etc. It’s just one person’s experience, but it gives you an idea. I applaud her honesty.