Why did I just post a picture of my coffee? Because I’m participating in the Coffee Photo Revolution, of course! Go here to see more pictures of coffee.

I’m slipping in right under the deadline by posting this on a Monday evening, which is why my coffee is (decaf) French Vanilla with Hazelnut creamer and just a little sugar. Friends have joked that I like my coffee so sweet that it doesn’t even qualify as coffee anymore. BTW, I’m loving this mug – it’s new because I just bummed it off my mom! Yay for moms!

Truthfully, guys? I need caffeinated coffee right now, because I am TIRED. In the last 2-3 days, I’ve been in 5 states and traveled for something like 16 hours. It was worth it – visiting family is always worth it – but I’m afraid that the 2nd installment of 6 Monsters To Keep You Up at Night will have to wait until tomorrow evening. This post was simple to do, but if I try to tackle monsters, there will be a lot of spelling and grammar beasts. (Tomorrow I will also get caught up with Tweets and replies and comments and emails and reading subscribed blogs and such.)

But right now I’m going to finish my coffee and go to bed. As oxymoronic as that sounds.

Sunday Link Love

I may or may not have gotten most of these links through stalking Beth Revis’s blog, whose book Across the Universe I really really want to read. Like, really.

  • I vaguely knew about this “Dress My Little Pony up like favorite characters” trend, but this group of My Little Ponies as characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender is far and above my favorite. Thanks, Rebecca Enzor!

A must-see video for writers. Beth Revis on failure:

  • I love this response to Sady Doyle’s assessment of A Song of Ice and Fire as a sexist work. I actually think ASOIAF is explicitly feminist, and at some point I might make a post about why I feel this way. In the meantime, Alyssa Rosenberg makes a pretty damn good argument, probably better than I could ever do.

Will always rave about this video. Always.


  • More from Beth Revis! Who blogs about first chapters and hooks. Now, in the writer blogging world, there is probably no more typical a post than the obligatory post about first chapters and hooks. What I like about this post is that she breaks down what a hook is. I have always, always thought that writers would be better off talking about hooks as well-done, interesting questions – and since that’s basically what Beth Revis breaks it down to, I’m a big fan of this post.

People have been kind enough to make suggestions for this blog! I want to set up Google Connect in the sidebar, but I’m struggling. Basically, I got an html from Google, but when I put it in the WordPress text/html widget, it doesn’t do anything. WordPress folks, any idea how to circumvent this? It seems that it would make it a lot easier for the Blogspot folks to follow my blog.

Also, I want to get Facebook and Twitter buttons for my post, so I will jump on that tomorrow. *cue The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow in my head*

In other news, I won things this week! Will post about that between the Monday and Thursday content posts.

Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoyed the links! Sorry the list was a little short this week.

To apologize, here’s a cute kitty. Promise he/she bites.