Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Links -- Volume 38

I spent most of the week on vacation, so not much progress on the writing front. You'd think that having all that time away from work would mean lots of writing time, but it never works out that way, no matter how many computers and writing pads I drag along with me.  I'm guessing I only managed about an hour of writing in six days. Almost makes me glad I'm back to work.

At least the week is ending well. We returned from our vacation to find that the family computer wouldn't start, no matter how many times we kicked it. Turned out the power supply was fried, so I picked up another one at a local store and now everything is back to normal. I wasn't too worried about my manuscripts. They're backed up on multiple computers as well as Dropbox, but every minute I spent getting the computer back up and running was one less minute I could spend writing.

Does anyone have any scary computer stories to tell?

Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!


Having Trouble Plotting Forward? Try Plotting Backward

Hidden Emotions: How To Tell Readers What Characters Don’t Want To Show

Are You Showing or Telling Your Internalization?

How to build better relationships with your readers using Goodreads’ “Ask the Author” feature

Navigating the Next Frontier in Digital Publishing: Audiobooks

Mark Coker's Tips On How To Sell More Books

New Authors, Should You Self Publish or Seek a Traditional Publishing Deal?


  1. Glad it was only a power issue. I back everything up on externals and thumb drives.
    Time away from everything is good. Hit the ground running with writing next week.

  2. Nope, vacation means vacation - meaning from everything, writing included! I used to drag my computer along, thinking I'd get stuff done on writing, until I realized that the break from EVERYTHING was even more important :)

  3. Heck so scared that I'll lose something I back up to dropbox, and have two flash drives as well. I'm glad it all worked out with the computer. :-)

    I'm having a giveaway at my blog if you care to try your luck. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  4. I guess if I had read this last week, I wouldn't have asked about your computer today. Whoops. :)