Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Seen around the net

I've been mostly remiss with my internet wanderings lately but I have picked up some interesting links I thought I'd share:

  1. My pal Sarwat Chadda (who wrote The Devil's Kiss which I loved and whose second book, Dark Goddess, came out yesterday and I have in my hot little hands and can't wait to read) is hosting the Kiss Me, Kill Me blog series where he's reviewing YA paranormal author's books and then interviewing them.  Here's the link.  Mine will be up Monday and I have to say, Sarwat wrote such a review that I blushed upon reading it (he really put so much thought into my book that it was humbling).  I had a great time with the questions and will share the proper link when it's posted!
  2. Agent extraordinaire, Jennifer Laughran, also known around the internet by her handle, Literaticat, posted a blog about when authors should keep their mouths shut (she talks mostly about how she cringes when she sees authors shoot themselves in the foot by discussing how often they've been rejected while they're still out on submission).  Here's the link.  I may add to this discussion later once I've winged my latest project to its destination (not for another week).  But whether you choose to heed her advice or not, it's still worth thinking about and considering or at the very least being aware of.
  3. In a similar vein, Stacia Kane wrote a blog post about how being published changes things in which she specifically talks about the difficulty of being both a published author and a reader/reviewer.  Here's the link.  Again, this is something I might delve into more in my own post but for now I wanted to point it out because I think it raises a lot of interesting points that are also worth considering and being aware of.
  4. Who doesn't love and need a zombie flowchart in their life?
  5. Saundra Mitchell, whose writing I could eat like candy, recently posted about the effect of book piracy on an author's career.  Here's the link.  It's definitely sobering and I applaud Saundra for sharing in such detail because that's hard to do!  
  6. Don't forget about the L.K. Madigan Feast of Awesome Giveaway happening over at the Debs until the end of the month!  Here's the link!
  7. I've noticed people getting ARCs of The Dark and Hollow Places in the mail.  I continue to try to remember to take deep breaths and remember that it is all out of my hands at this point.  Also, I've noticed that the Goodreads listing for DHP, for some reason, shows the UK version as the default.  Here's the link.  This happened with The Forest of Hands and Teeth as well.  I've heard that Goodreads defaults to the edition with the most "adds"which, up until this past weekend, was the US edition (I've been paying attention this time because of what happened with FHT).  I've emailed to try to get it straightened out, and am still waiting for a response.  But if anyone out there knows how to fix it, I'd love it!  I tried probably mucked it up more. 
  8. Magical Words, where I blog every second Thursday of the month, just celebrated their third anniversary.  Here's the link.  That blog has a crazy amount of useful information on the craft and writing industry and I highly HIGHLY recommend it.
  9. I'm slowly, but surely, switching my facebook page from my personal page to a new one.  Here's the link.  Ideally, the new page will be the place where I share all the book and author related information and at some point I may start deleting people from the old account.  Just to give warning -- it has nothing to do with y'all, it has everything to do with me and the fact that I'm trying to pare down a bit and streamline things before the third book comes out and I head out on tour for a month!  If you have suggestions for my new page, I'd love to hear them!
And that's about it for now!  I had other links to share but somehow have lost them in the attempt to clear my browser tabs which have, quite frankly, grown so out of control that it's scary.  Please feel free to share your own fun links in the comments!



Katie P. said...

Wow, Carrie. Thanks for the abundance of helpful information! I have been following your blog for several months now. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help us wannabe writers through the ropes. I absolutely loved both your books and am anxiously awaiting The Dark and Hollow Places. You inspired me to start my own novel over a year ago, and I'm still going strong!

FYI, a great blog entry about the do's and don'ts of debut authors (for anyone out there interested) can be found on Kiersten White's blog (author of Paranormalcy):

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

I got my arc today tee hee -*runs off to bed to read*