Link Love Friday

Nano word count: 7,555

After spending a nice lunch wishing a good writing chum happy birthday (hey, Bob!), I landed back in this chair close to 3:30 yesterday afternoon. I have two pressing deadlines, one of which is about to arrive via Fedex and the other I’ve had enough time to read through once and ponder. This morning I’ll work on that one and await the arrival of the larger one. Both have close deadlines, but I’m already working out in my head how I’ll split my time to get them done. I have my weekend blocked out for a few hours of work on one. Rare is the weekend I’ll give up, but these are both new clients and I’m eager to please. I’ll relax when the work is done.

I fell into the chair in the library last night. I’m nursing a sick husband best I can, working (the work always arrives when you’re stressed, doesn’t it?), and trying to maintain my marketing schedule, Nano writing, and book editing. That sound you hear is the twang as my last nerve stretches just a little farther.

I had hoped to give you a post today that was worthy of a Friday – fun, humorous, a little decadent. Instead, I’m going to give you links to some neat posts that are all of those things, plus helpful.

Why I Won’t Read Your Book Manuscript For Free – Anne Wayman says it because we all want to, but can’t find the words. Follow her example.

The Great Comma Conundrum – Susan Johnston makes a very good case for why comma placement matters, and what Johnny Depp has to do with it all.

Let Your Energy Dictate Your Day – Meryl K. Evans tells us what I needed to know yesterday. But it’s in the bank for next time.

Cats, Colons, and Semicolons – Probably the funniest way to remember your punctuation, all thanks to Liz Craig’s grandmother.

3 Ideas Beyond the Freelance Echo Chamber – Thank you, Jake Poinier, for pulling us out of ourselves and into reality for a while.

Didn’t Get It Done? That’s Your Own Damn Fault – Steph Auteri proves once more why I follow her. Straight talk, good advice.

What’s on your reading list this week?

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  • Devon Ellington November 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Great links. Hope you all feel better soon.

    I did 3500 words before yoga yesterday morning (out the door by 7:30 AM) and then, it was such a nice day, I chucked it all and went to the beach.

  • Wade Finnegan November 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Good for you Devon on "chucking it all" and heading to the beach, sounds fun. I always seem to work a little on the weekends, but it doesn't bother me. Sunday is wide open at this point, so I will try and read a few of these suggestions, thanks Lori. Have a great weekend everyone!

  • Paula November 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Reading list? Try knitting/crocheting list. Not only am I making gifts for all family members and a couple of friends, my sister loved a shawl I made for her birthday so much that she's asked me to make five of them for Christmas gifts for her friends.

    The good news, I already have 9 gifts made, so I'm down to needing to knit four or five more items (three will be involved, the others quick). The yarn for the shawls isn't here yet, but those are quick to make, too.

  • Jake P November 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the LL, LW!

    I thought Dava Stewart's post this week, "A different take on the idea of feast or famine," was a gem. Made me wish that my granddads and dad (who would have turned 72 today) were still around, dispensing their wisdom.

    Couple deadlines to get out the door this morning, then off to the mailbox to collect some checks–my favorite errand!