The Waiting is the Hardest Part by Joanna MacKenzie

I thought this post from Nelson Literacy Agency was very timely with NaNo, or wrapping up your NaNo and sending out query letters. 
What do you do while you wait for the perfect agent? 

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part By Joanna MacKenzie
At some point during your publishing journey, it will seem like all you’re going is waiting.There’s a lot of hurry-up-and-wait in publishing, and it’s hard to know what to do when you feel like you have nothing to do.Here are a few suggestions for how to pass the time:
1. Write Something. Ideally, something completely different. The best way to not dwell on the project that’s out with agents or editors is to get busy with new characters.Don’t write the second book in your planned series. Don’t rewrite the manuscript you just queried. Start a new project.Try out that idea that’s been kind of taking shape in the back of your head but that you think is way too off-brand for you. Even if you turn out to be right, every project hones your skills…

What do NaNoWriMo, Literary Book Gift, Cashmere Gloves have in common?

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? 
November has been declared National Novel Writing Month. Thousands of humans around the globe try to write a WHOLE entire novel in thirty days.  How many words, you ask? 50K Fifty thousand. 50,000 That's a whole lot of words, people. And it's not as easy as you think.  But it's a fantastic way to get lots of words written down and out of your head.  There are many tools someone in November can use to help. This is one such tool that I love.

#shoutout to Literary Book Gifts for allowing me to trying out their cashmere, fingerless gloves!  I LOVE them! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿงค

They are soft and warm! Perfect for cold days writing at home or in the library.  They aren't bulky or thick, so they don't get in the way of typing or turning pages. They can be kept in a coat pocket or a purse. Everyone will be jealous of not only your style, they'll be jealous of how warm your hands are as you read and/or write.

Have you ever done NaNo? 
How did you do??
Have you…

Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating by Melissa Gilbert TEDtalk

Another good TED talk to help keep our chins up!

Top 5 Fictional places I'd like to visit

What fictional world would you like to visit? Why would you visit?

Here is my top 5:

Hogwarts (for the food, duh)

Can you imagine having food magically appear every. time. you ate? YES, please! Also, the Room of Requirement!

Room with a View

I want to see the beauty of Florence described in the book. The flowers, the meadows, the hotel. And maybe the food.

Warcross by Marie Lu

I'm not gonna lie, I found this story fascinating. The game and the glasses and the future (though I don't like the thought of everyone being so connected to the media).


How fun to live (almost) like during Jane Austen era? The clothes, the walks in the park, the romance.

A Song for the Stars

I would love to time travel back to the 1700's to visit the lush beauty of the Hawaiian Islands before everyone else discovered the area.

National Novel Writing Month AKA NaNoWriMo AKA NaNo

Are you doing NaNo this year?  I'm going for it!  I'm TaffyL if you want to be buddies.

Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert TEDtalk

This is a great talk to motivate us on Monday!

Monday Motivation ~ Anne Rice WRITE