Monday, May 19, 2008

blog road trip

I wish I was going somewhere this weekend. My husband is taking two of my kids to a graduation ceremony in another state, and I'm staying home with the other two. I decided to take a virtual road trip.

Here is who I ran into:

Anastasia Suen posted her usual Monday Non-fiction Round-up. This is a great place to find kindred spirits if you write non-fiction. Go there just to check out the nifty WordPress Snapshots function - scroll over the links to writer blogs and a little snapshot of the blog pops up to give you a preview. Love this feature.

Lisa Albert sounds so very busy - a real writer who inspires me to keep sending out queries so, like her, I can walk into my dining room and wonder where to eat because the table is covered with work. I don't know how she manages a day-job and so much writing. No way I could pull that off.

Lisa Schroeder reported on some funny and wonderful things that happened at an SCBWI conference. I'm not a member of SCBWI, and I've never gone to a writer's conference, but whenever I read about both I think I'm definitely missing out.

Someone else at Literary Mama wakes up at 4:00 in the morning to write with the dog. What else can you do when your children are young?

Speaking of moms, this one just finished her first year of medical school. How amazing is that? One year ago we were both sad that a cushy, good-paying, steady writing job ended, and here she is - well on her way to being an MD. Life does move on.

So, on down the road...The Urban Muse Writer just wrote on the same topic as a recent post - should you write for free?

Pieces of Me has a new blog site. Welcome back to the U.S.

L. Shepherd commented on the above-mentioned topic of writing for free. From one Bella Online writer (and former Suite 101 writer) - howdy and have a great writing week!

That's it for now. Let me know if you have a blog you think I'd be interested in.



Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi,

Keep sending out those queries! Your blog is really informative and interesting!

My dining room table is still covered with papers for revision. Ha! Luckily, I have a kitchen table, too. :-)

Hilary said...

Hi Heidi! So nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I miss the cushy job, but I wouldn't trade being done with my first year of med school for that job in a million years!

(BTW, I am on my way to being a DO, but it's mainly a technical difference. I am going to do Ob/Gyn, and that's all that matters to me!)