Fill-Me-In Friday: Best Links of the Week

 Hope everyone has had a good week and is fully recovered from Thanksgiving. I've been home with a sick kidlet for most of the week, so it's been hazmat clean up, temperature taking, and setting alarms in the middle of the night to give fever meds. Fun times for all. Saying a prayer the weekeend is better.

Fave Photo of the week: Our Thanksgiving trip to Austin

But enough of my whining, it's time for the best links of the week (or the last few weeks as the case may be.)

Here we go...

On Writing/Publishing:


On Social Media/Promotion:


Bright, Shiny Randomnes 


What You May Have Missed Here:


That's all I've got this week. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! 

Fill Me In Friday - Best Writing Links of the Week

Wow, it's been quite a week...or month rather. You ever have one of those months where the universe seems to have set you up in a dunk tank? You know, keeps lobbing balls at your target just to see how many times you can fall in the water without drowning? Well, anyway, that was March for me. Someone toss me a life raft, would ya?

On a related note, this week I've been under deadline (book's due next week) and have written almost 10k words. This means I haven't been able to stop by all my favorite blog haunts, so the list is a little shorter than usual. But I do have a few great ones for you to check out. Hope you enjoy. :)


On Writing/Publishing/Blogging:

Branding for Writers: An Essential Step to Building Your Author Platform | The Creative Penn

Writing 50,000 Inimitable Smiles by Margie Lawson | Jenny Hansen's Blog - LOVE Margie Lawson's stuff. You should all go check out her lecture packets. They are ridiculously awesome.

Unhitch Your Wagon from the Stars | Rachelle Gardner - THIS. I had to learn this lesson quickly when CRASH came out.

Do You Have a Thick Skin? | Rachelle Gardner - I don't, I've come to accept that and it's nice hearing that it's okay

What Is an Author’s Marketing Responsibility With a Traditional Publisher? | Jane Friedman

7 Steps to a Better Blog « DIY MFA

Author, Jody Hedlund: How Can Modern Writers Become & Stay Visible?

Beth Revis: The Top Three Things You've Learned

Blog Tours: The Good – The Bad – The Ugly | Writers In The Storm Blog

“Do You Know the Two Ingredients in a Perfect Ending?” by K.M. Weiland on Wordplay


What You May Have Missed Here:

Cover Reveal for STILL INTO YOU!



Made of Win Monday: Frozen Planet



Boyfriend of the Week: American Idol Edition



Are You Hiding Behind a Wall on Your Blog?



An Excerpt From FALL INTO YOU


So that's what I've got, what were some of your favorite links this week? Hope you all have a great weekend!

Fill Me In Friday - Best Writing Links of the Week

Did I miss the train?

Photo by Son of Groucho



Had a busy week? Need to catch up on all the great bloggy stuff you missed? Well, that's what I do here every Friday. : ) Best links served up fresh!

(Sorry, sometimes I have the unfortunate need to sound like a midnight infomercial.)



On Writing and Publishing:

25 Reasons That Writers Are Bug-F**k Nuts - Chuck Wendig (who always manages to make me actually LOL)

7 Free E-Books for Writers | Jane Friedman

Susan Kaye Quinn, Young Adult Author: How Many Book Sales Equals "Success"?

The self-epublishing bubble | Ewan Morrison | Books |

Doubt Demons | GENREALITY

How to Return to Writing After a Long Break | Nathan Bransford, Author

Scrivener: 3 Reasons You Should Use It For Your Book | The Creative Penn

Reader Shaming | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 

Why I Stopped Looking At The Numbers | SHELLI JOHNSON

Let's Talk About Rejection - Elana Johnson

R-E-S-P-E-C-T isn’t FREE!!! « Kristen Lamb's Blog


On Social Media and Platform Building:

The art of being an introvert creative (forced to cope with social media) | Justine Musk

Maria Zannini: Who's Reading Your Blog?

The Mysterious Facebook Author Page | Katie Ganshert

My Name Is Not Bob: 25 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

AuthorCulture: Is Your Author Photo Sending the Right Message?

10 Ways to Improve Your “Likability Quotient” « Kristen Lamb's Blog

13 Steps to Being the Worst Blogger on the Planet : @ProBlogger

Why Your Google+ Profile Matters - GalleyCat

Anne R. Allen's Blog: How to Blog Part III: What Should You Blog About?

The Bookshelf Muse: Creating An Author Platform That Sticks

Write Tip: How Not To Use The 9 Free Ways To Market Your Book | Bryan Thomas Sch...


For Gits and Shiggles:

Lady Boner Killer - Autocorrects and Texting Fails:

“Where’s Your Mother?” … and 13 Other Things I Think When My Kid’s Having a Tantrum

Social Media Explained – Possibly by a Dog [Infographic] -

Want A More Intense, Intimate & Fulfilling Sex Life? [EXPERT] | Ande Lyons  <--Proof that reading erotic romance is good for your health. :)


What You May Have Missed Here:


Made of Win Monday: Shows That Bring You Back



Boyfriend of the Week: Jude Law



5 Muse Abusers: How To Protect Your Creative Flow

The Hubs:

So I made the joke that I was answering no more interview questions this month and hubs was taking over the duties. Well, two lovely bloggers took me up on that.  So check out my hubby's first interview at Amy Beth's Blog where somehow air guitars, 600 dollar phone calls, yoga, and Katy Perry are mentioned. Oh, and it's hubs' birthday too, so go give him some comment love. ;) 

All right, that's what I've got from the last two weeks. What are some of your favorite links recently?


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