1. Our blog hop, Save-a-Word Saturday, is happening again this week! Come on by and help us save wonderful old words from extinction and thereby stop the fall of Western Civilization and by extension the End of the World.
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This week's theme is: Tea
2. We've recently joined the Blogaholic Social Network and are listed in their blog directory and a number of their groups, which is pretty awesome.
3. Lastly, but not leastly, I caved and got Twitter last week. I am now a happy little Twitterer (Tweeter? Twitterette? Or, why not cut to the chase, Stalker of Celebrities). So, if you care to, you can now:
Road Trip Wednesday
Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This weeks topic: Tons of writers are in the midst of NaNoWriMo, trying to stay inspired as we reach the dreaded middle. Share your most inspiring and/or motivational video, book, or quote on writing!
I have a number of books that inspire me, depending one what sort of inspiration I am in need of on a given day. I think it is tie between The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier and Chalice by Robin McKinley, with Robin McKinley's Sunshine coming in a close second. They are stories that have the most important part of what I am trying to achieve in my own work, a certain feeling that often eludes me. It helps that I can remind myself what it sounds like by returning to my favorite authors.
However, if I'm in need of another sort of inspiration (read: ego boost), I generally turn to Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan. If she got published (by Tor, no less), then I certainly can.