I haven’t given my book enough attention this week. In between struggling with Chapter One, I’ve been working on a few freelance pieces since, well, they pay the bills and right now the book doesn’t.
I’ve got this great travel piece about Madagascar’s parks, a how-to-go-there-yourself article I began writing months ago and am finally getting around to selling. Only thing is, Madagascar’s had a political uprising since I was there before Christmas. I doubt the country is terribly unsafe, but I do believe it’s going to be difficult now to sell this piece to a magazine. Readers might be wary of visiting a country that just suffered a coup.
Anyway, I’ve been distracted this week with feeding my bank account, but I’ve still got a few links for you:
- Memoirs: The McCourt Effect. From the New York Times.
- On her blog, Get Known Before the Book Deal (which also is the name of her book), Christina Katz explains why knowing how to write articles is important for authors.
- Thinking of starting a blog? Maria Schneider suggests 10 Cool WordPress Themes for Writers.
- The Happiness Project is my new favorite blog. It has little to do with writing but everything to do with living a good life. I like these Nine Tips for Having a Good Bad Day.
- Editorial Ass offers some pointers on How to make your book famous if it’s underestimated by your publisher.
I’ll be out of town this weekend for a family reunion. See you Monday!