Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Linky Love for April

Ever had one of those weeks where everything comes together in one crazy, insanely busy jumble, and you have no idea how on earth you are going to survive the cataclysm?

Welcome to the next seven days of my life.

Flick'r photo by kliefi
And because of it, I just can't wrap my brain around an intelligent blog post.  So today I thought I'd do some random linky love.  I figure I've got enough brainpower left to point out some other blogs/sites/projects/items that are more worthy of attention than anything I have to say would be. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have!

In keeping with my random link theme, these links are also in random order:

  • Some lovely ladies on Facebook started a project to highlight kidlit beauty tips. Oh, my.  These are hysterical!  If you haven't seen these yet, read no further.  Seriously, click the link.  Now.  Go.  Hurry up!
  • This may be old news for most of you, but for the middle-grade writers out there, agent Michael Bourret and editor Molly O'Neill have done a blog series on everything you ever wanted to know about middle-grade.  Part one is here, part two is here, and the finale is here.  Highly interesting stuff, MG people!
  • For those you who, like me, are obsessed with office/school supplies, check out these Tetris Sticky Notes.  To. Die. For.
  • Want to read something that makes no sense whatsoever, but is dang intelligent anyway?  Read this essay which was awarded a top grade because an electronic grader did the work instead of a real human.  It's entertaining and disturbing all at the same time.
  • For the number-obsessed people out there, have you checked out Klout yet?  I must say, it's rather fun to see how "influential" you are when it comes to social media.  Though it's not always accurate.  For example, supposedly I am influential concerning the Carolina Panthers.  The who, I say?  Never heard of 'em.
  • I should probably mention that my other blog is looking for a few new members.  If you love middle-grade books as much as I do, and you are interested in joining a group blog, then you may want to click over here and submit an application.  But be quick, since you only have until May 1, 2012 to do so.  
  • Aren't these flower pot people adorable?  I know, they have nothing whatsoever to do with writing, but I had to share anyway.
  • Ever wanted to beat a traffic ticket?  This guy does it with science.  Awesome!  This makes me want to take up technical writing....

That's enough links to keep even the most bored of you busy for some time.  I hope you enjoy them!  Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to face the oncoming cataclysm.  Fingers crossed I come out the other end unscathed.  (Yeah, not likely, but I can dream....)


  1. What a reference-library blog-post, Elissa. Your one post here sent me to five I just read. You did a good deed by me.

    1. Glad it was useful for you, Mirka! Really, it just goes to show you how much time I spend perusing the 'net instead of writing, but at least I saved you from the same fate. ;)