Friday, November 11, 2011

More Blogs


Suspire (vb): to sigh or utter with a sigh; yearn.

Before I get to today's three blogs, some items I want to share with you. The Ontario Writer's Conference has been set for May 5th, 2012. Early bird registration begins Nov. 15th and you can get more information here. I'm planning to attend, are you?

As every Friday, some new blogs I enjoy in no particular order, and for various reasons:

1. Dean Wesley Smith: Dean has lots of info on his blog, useful for both established and new authors. He follows the trends of the publishing industry and shares his opinions.

2.Beautiful Creatures: I'm sharing this one because Beautiful Chaos just came out. I've been waiting for this one awhile. It's now waiting for me in my suitcase for our vacation later this month. I vowed to read that week and not to write. We'll see how that pans out :)

3. Query Shark:  For those polishing your queries, query shark is a great place to learn the mistakes you should not make. I found the site very useful when I was writing my query,

Other than that, I'm already feeling the withdrawal syndrome. Later this month we have a family vacation and I cannot take my computer, which sort of sucks and doesn't at the same time. I think a break before Two Halves is released will do me some good. I'm already planning on observing the different people I meet to see if they have some cool 'quirks' I can use for my characters. Other than that, just reading and relaxing.

Have a great Friday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, just enjoy the vacation! You'll need some stored energy for your book release. What day does it come out?

Marta Szemik said...

Thanks Alex. It comes out December 1st.

Matthew MacNish said...

Query Shark is great. Entertaining AND educational.

Cat said...

Congrats on your book... and thanks for the links. I LOVE Query Shark!

Kristen said...

Thanks for the links!