I've been away from blogging this week because of a medical issue. I'm feeling much better now and will be getting back to it. But for now, I wanted to pass along the best links I've come across this week. :)
17 Truths Only Book Lovers Will Understand via Buzzed - I love the one about bookmarks. It's so true for me. I have 100 million swag bookmarks and end up using receipts and random slips of paper to mark my place.
27 Telltale Signs You're a Stationary Addict via Buzzed - I've accepted my office supply addiction. At least it's a cheaper addiction than shoes or drugs. :)
15 Romance Novels that Authors and Editors Love (including mine!) via Prevention Magazine
Brief Analysis of the Alphahole Trope in Romantic Fiction (with funny graphics) via Ilona Andrews - How do you feel about the alphahole hero? I tend to have a soft spot for that kind of hero if it's done well. But when it goes wrong, it can go oh so wrong.
Break Me Down is up for the Golden Flogger award (don't you love the name?) and I was interviewed about it here (kinda NSFW)
On Productivity and Self-Improvement:
How to Finally Stop Procrastinating for Real This Time via Fast Company
How to Invest In Yourself via Medium - This isn't about money but about investing in your skills and the things you want to do in life.
Organizing Absolutely Everything with Google Calendars via Smart Bitches, Trashy Books - Y'all know I'm a paper planner person, but I do use my electronic calendar for recurring reminders like taking vitamins and such. Things that I need to be beat over the head with, "Do this!"
A Free Printable Family Planner via Sweet October - I love finding cool printables. And I pin a lot of them over at my Pinterest account, so if you're not following me on Pinterest, come on over!
Want to be an Artist? Watch Groundhog Day via Austin Kleon - There's a good message in here even if you're not pursuing a career in the arts. It's about living in the present.
A Free Writer Business Plan Printable via Your Author Platform - A really nice business plan with prompts. I did a business plan for the first time this year in an excel spread sheet, but this one is more detailed and I like some of the questions it asks.
Pinterest for Authors: A Beginner’s Guide via Jane Friedman - I love Pinterest but sometimes it still confuses me. How to get people to see your pins and such. So this is a lot of good advice about getting set up.