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?