Before I get to the Sunday Replay, I wanted to get the word out that I'm looking for people to do a few guest posts between now and December. I would like to focus more on writing my novel and could use a few posts from blogger and author friends to fill in the empty spaces. I'll still be writing a few discussion posts and the occasional random post, I just need a handful of fun things to sprinkle in here and there.
What kind of posts?: I would like anything blog, reading, book, or writing related. A couple things coming up soon are Banned Books Week (Sept. 30−Oct. 6, 2012) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo--November), so posts about either would be fine. Please bear in mind, this is a PG blog, so I don't want anything explicit. Just basic book bloggish topics will do. Also, they don't have to be long, even three or four paragraphs would be perfectly fine by me!
How do I sign up?: Send an email to impulsivities[at]gmail[dot]com with your name, your blog name, your blog url, and a short list of ideas for a guest post. If you're an author, I can include a bit about your book as well.
At the moment, I only need a handful of posts. I'm not sure how many responses I'll get from this, but I will try to include everyone that I can.
Now on to Sunday Replay...
Sunday Replay is a weekly recap of the postings on this blog. I will also be sharing other articles and newsworthy items I've found interesting. I may even showcase some new pictures I've uploaded.
Stuff from the blog this week:
- Indie authors discuss how to survive during the first few months of publishing. How do you keep the interest alive for your book? Click the link and find out!
- The first edition of Music Monday featuring my current song of the moment.
- I review Avery Sawyer's new dystopian novella, The Forever Contract.
- I did a guest post for Alison Can Read this week on the 3 Books That I Can't Stop Rereading the Kissing Scenes In.
- The 75th Update Thursday, getting somewhere with my writing!
- Latest Question of the Moment: Do you go on book buying bans? This is something I've been thinking about lately.
In other news elsewhere on the internet..
- Susan Kaye Quinn shares four great posts on Self-Publishing Basics: Where to Publish, Formatting Ebooks - The Easy Ways, Formatting Ebooks - The Hard Way, and Publishing to iTunes. A lot of good information there that I found useful.
- Chelsea Fine talks about how difficult it is to write the second book in a series.
- J.A. Konrath MADE MY DAY with this amazingly perfect post on the Writer's Code of Ethics. All bloggers and authors and writers must read it. He makes the best point of any I've read on the subject.
- Great post by Martina at Adventures in YA and Children's Publishing titled It's Not Just About the Writing.
- Ally Condie's Matched has a director for the movie? Score!
- Great article about what has happened to Kristen Stewart since the breakup in the media. Sure, I was upset about what happened, but I do not agree with what people are saying. Let it go. Do something better with your life than insult a celebrity.
- At The Indelibles, an article about the crippling effect of fear and how we can't let it control us.
- YA Highway has a nice post about the runaway cheetah brain. It's about story ideas and how to control yourself from going too fast with them.
Instead of an LOLcat, I decided to share a quick story. Back in the day, my boyfriend at the time got me some roses. I decided to dry them, so I rigged up this box using ribbons and tape so they could dry up out of the way. I put it on top of my tall shelf, thinking the cat wouldn't disturb them.
I was so wrong.
My crazy kitty Ollie wasn't about to leave them be. So he climbed his way up inside the box and started to chew at the flowers and leaves. Here are two pictures... one showing where the box was, the other showing the culprit when he got caught.