This Sunday’s theme song is Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain.
Mon Voyage En France
We had a great time! We went sight-seeing a little, here and there. We went to the beach once (it was an hour or so away), we went to swim in a river once (which was closer), we spent some time at the pool at the house… And now I actually have a tan! It makes me feel really happy, like I made full use of my summer break.
It was also very inspiring, writing-wise.
The only down point? We didn’t make any pictures. Tim’s camera’s auto-focus broke . Too bad, because those huge professional(-ish) cameras cost a ton! And of course, having them repaired is outrageously priced.
This week’s ROW80
Things have been extremely slow due to my trips abroad. Because of this I’m behind a bit on the word count! But despair not – I’m planning on setting tighter daily schedules (from 9-5) so I can focus more on writing. We’ll see how that works out.
As for reading the books on writing, I’m about halfway through Plot & Structure and it’s surprisingly good! I’ve decided to work on these exercises instead of those offered in Larry Brooks’ Story Engineering. Although Story Engineering is good, I feel Plot & Structure captures more.
As for writing and publishing my blogs, I’m right on track, although because we were driving back last Friday I couldn’t write my Friday post.
The Blog Mashup
Fun & Interesting Stuff
Charred Eggplant and Tomatoes with Harissa and Mint @ Serious Eats – I’m going to try this soon!
Claiborne House–Jefferson, TX @ Catie Rhodes – I love Catie’s Freaky Friday posts! Very scary.
NASA has released the first complete map of Antarctic ice flows @ io9.com – this video on the other hand is extremely cool.
Space Shuttle Discovery 360 view @ 360vr.com – Look at all those BUTTONS! This will make you a little dizzy, though.
A Work in Progress @ Behance.net – A 8×5 feet piece of art in progress. I thought this was very inspiring.
Writing & related to writing
Do I Need an Agent? @ Bubblecow – an interesting post.
How I do It: Live Intentionally But With Breathing Space @ Jody Hedlund – how to not get buried beneath all the work of the writer’s life.
3 Tricks for Ratcheting Tension in One Day @ Victoria Mixon
Publishing on Kindle – A Tutorial @ The Blood-Red Pencil – always useful!
Are You Lying or Laying? @ The Blood-Red Pencil – I always confuse these two myself, so this was good to read.
That’s all for this week!
Coming up next week…
Monday: Criminology - Global Drug Trafficking: Cultivation
Tuesday: Weird Phenomenon – The Raonoke Colony
Wednesday: Writer’s Tools – Random Name Generator
Thursday: Top 10 Death Traps for Psychologists
Friday: #writepsych tweetchat between 12-2 PM GMT/UTC
Sunday: Another blog mashup!