I’ve done a decent job writing for the past few days. I’m at about 38,000 words right now, which is a short 7,000 from my minimum goal. Yay! What a ridiculous roller coaster the writing world is.
Here’s some of the stuff I encountered on the intertubes this week.
Random House & Amazon & Agent Andrew Wylie are in a bit of a scuffle about e-book rights. You can read about it at either of those links. My own thoughts are scrambled & confusing, but mostly, I just don’t like the implications of completely passing by a publishing house to do the e-books thing.
I’m not sure if this is publishing news or geeky news, but The Great Gatsby has become a video game, which I think is pretty cool, although I probably won’t be buying it anytime soon.
You can now check out e-books from the library (well, from some libraries).
Here’s the Old Spice guy’s take on libraries:
And a wonderful parody of the Old Spice guy:
This post article thingy describes with startling accuracy my relationship to my book and my current state of active non-accomplishment (or at least the feeling I have that I’m in a constant state of active non-accomplishment).
I just read this crazy good post by a YA author, & it made me feel sort of like convicted. Not in the spiritual way, but in the “I’m stereotyping boys in my book” sort of way. I freaked out a few days ago because I got my first taste of the lack of male readers in YA problem, and rather than thinking about the problem, I started worrying that my book won’t appeal to girls. Why didn’t I think about ways to make it appeal to boys? I have a boy main character, but he’s definitely the nerdy kid mentioned in this post. Also, my book is probably more MG than YA, but still. Shouldn’t I work on making him more real?
This is just a cool image from NASA of Mars. Basically, an orbiter took this picture of an impact crater, & it reminded me of how I feel right now about everything in my life. 🙂
Today’s Friday $5 stuff over at R.C. Sproll’s website appealed to me, so here’s the link. I’m thinking about ordering the first book on the list called A Taste of Heaven, but after the huge purchase of the XBOX 360 this week, I’m a little hesitant to buy much else – even for only $5. ALso, I haven’t yet watched very much of the DVD set I ordered about the Holiness of God. I should probably stop stock-piling books & other resources, & actually use some of the ones I already have.