- Just a few little links for today.
- Slate proposes some possible extinction methods for America. (Via the lovely and brill Karen.)
- Kate Messner featured on L.K. Madigan's Authorial Intrusion series.
- As usual, the Enchanted Inkpot has an interesting discussion going; the current topic is the historical roots of fantasy, particularly sources of magic.
- Two of the most generous, fabulous writers I know, Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge, are announcing a new editing, mentoring and coaching service for writers. Visit Sterling Editing or Nicola's blog for details.
- Dawn has a post on the agonies and triumphs of revision. I tend to find revision the hardest and best part of writing, simultaneously. At least, I think I do. I'm off to workshop for a week on Sunday, and when I get home I'll be digging in to the revision on the new book. This is the only time I can ever remember taking a full month (and a couple of weeks more, actually) off from working on a project before launching into revision mode*. I'm eager to get back inside that story, too, and am beginning to feel impatient about it. I take this as a good omen.
*Of course, I was working on another revision during that month, but it's been a busy time and slowish going. I have a feel for how the rest of it will work now that those first bones have been broken and reset. And I'm sure it Will All Be Okay. After all, C is making fish tacos tonight.