This is the first day this week where I haven't woken up with a headache that hung around all day. I'm hoping it means the pollen apocalypse is over, or at least on a downswing. And hopefully we'll get some more rain. We're already way ahead of where we were last year (at this time last year, we were already a few months into the drought, though the fires hadn't started yet.)
The good part is that our garden looks great. The tomatoes and shallots are starting to grow, though the squash is still just sitting there thinking about growing. I may have a lot of carrots. I had never planted them before and I didn't think they had much of a chance, as I don't have a lot of luck with seeds usually. But apparently our garden bed is going to be Carrotopia.
There are still book giveaway drawings for The Serpent Sea on GoodReads and LibraryThing. And if you already have the book and enjoyed it, remember reviews (on Amazon, B&N, GoodReads, LibraryThing, wherever) really do help, and books need help to survive.
Terrible Minds 25 Lies Writers Tell and Start to Believe
5. “I Can Only Write When The Muse Allows!”
To the working writer, that means, “I can only pay my mortgage when the Muse allows.”
Writer Beware: Alert: Raider Publishing International / Purehaven Press
N.J. Jemisin: There's No Such Thing as a Good Stereotype
The strong female character (SFC) is a stereotype. It’s gone beyond just a trope at this point. It’s ubiquitous; we see this character appear in films, in books, in video games — and because it’s a stereotype, we’ve started to “see” it in real life.
Jezebel: I See White People: Hunger Games and a Brief History of Cultural Whitewashing
March 28th, 2012