I know I've said it (too many times) before. I'm a busy mom of (almost) three. I'm beyond smothered by papers to grade and behaviors at work this year. And my house is hideous. How am I different from you? I'm not. So how you manage to keep up with all of that and not have eliminated blog hopping is beyond me. (SERIOUSLY! How do you do it all?!?!?!)
You're a SUPERSTAR.
You AMAZE me.
I'm sorry I've been ignoring you and that one of my compromises to being a mom, teacher and a writer has been to stop blog hopping. It wasn't intentional. It just sort of happened. I'll stop feeding you empty promises that I'll fix it any time soon. Know that I WANT to blog hop again. I just haven't figured out HOW to or WHEN to yet. I know you all have amazing things to tell me. About getting agents and publishing a book and writing a new WIP and taking a new grad class and about all the great writing things you've learned and about your kids and how cute they are or about links you've found that have been uber helpful and wise and about great books you've read and I'm sure many, many other things that I SHOULD know all about.
I'm also at least 14k behind on my 50k in 50 days goal. Yes, I've even lost count. It's that bad.
BUT THE POINT TO THIS POST. ahem.
Here are some of the sites I've added to my favorites lately:
--The reason (I saved them)? I wanted to bookmark them to go back to later. Because heaven forbid I take the time to actually read the whole article/post through at the time I found it.--
And here they are:
YATOPIA IS HOSTING A DARK YA BLOGFEST THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER (WEDNESDAY POSTS)! DON'T MISS OUT!
If you get stuck in the middle of your WIP, check this out!
WHAT THE DONALD MAAS LIT AGENCY IS LOOKING FOR
Getting out of the Slush Pile (Picture books)
ENTANGLED PUBLISHING'S WISH LIST (FOR SUBMISSIONS)
New Social Network for Writers, Editors and Agents
ELANA JOHNSON'S WRITING THE QUERY LETTER
(I actually have several(+) more, but I'll save those for another day, another post.)
I hope you found some/all of them useful because then at least if I'm not polite enough to follow you back to your blog today at least I can be helpful. (I miss you. I hope you are doing well. If you tweet at me, I might see it. Or link to your blog post in my comments and then I'll click on it and say hi. Really. Really. I am naughty and take time out to watch one TV show: CASTLE and he's, I mean it's, on TONIGHT, so I can visit you while I watch. I will, too. You just wait and see if I don't!)
and also, in honor of HALLOWEEN (which is today) i totally wanted to watch THIS movie this year. i promised myself this year i wouldn't forget, that i'd make the time, but alas, here it is HALLOWEEN and i've forgotten again.
i don't do horror. but i do do CLUE.
~christy (because erica is a better neighbor. she sees some of you out and about sometimes)