The eBook version of "Puppy Poems And Rodent Rhymes" is now available, as you no doubt figured out from last week's post. The proof for the paperback version is on its way to me, so it shouldn't be too long before the paperback edition is also available. It will take a bit longer for the audio version though.
You know... I'm very familiar with the sense of creative urgency non-writers just can't understand, but lucky that the people I have the most to do with just accept it as being part of who I am. If you're a writer too, I hope you have people in your life who are as willing to accept it, even if they just can't understand.
Either way, if you're working on a story of your own, and worried it's too similar to the plot of something that inspired it, you may like to take a look at this post on how to make an old plot new.
Have you heard the term Noblebright Fantasy before? Don't worry if you hadn't. I hadn't until I read the post I just linked to. I like it though.
Regardless of the way you want to catagorize your story, here are some word count guidelines to help you figure out the generally accepted word count for your story's type, age range, and genre - worth knowing, even if you don't plan to stick to those guidelines.
Regardless of what you write, or how long it is, here's a post that discusses some of the most common plot holes and pot holes, and gives some advice on how to fix/avoid them.
Alternatively, if you write poetry, here's a post you may find interesting that talks about making music with words.
By the way, if you're an author who uses social media - as so many people do these days - here's a post that asks the question, "How many accounts is too many?" Personally, I have my website and blog, and I'm on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ - just in case you were wondering.
No matter where you can be found online, if you're going through some kind of life change right now, here are some tips for writing during a life change, which you may find helpful. You should also remember that you can't do everything, especially not all the time. Go easy on yourself.
Oh, and stop searching for an easy way through... There isn't one. So, how do you know if you’re writing your best work when there’s no one around to critique it? The post I just linked to gives some insight in to that question.
Last, but certainly not least, if you're an author with a book you want to promote, you should give your characters some time in the spotlight by taking advantage of this open invitation. Character interviews are fun to do, and Lisa's posts are generally pretty popular, so it really is an opportunity not to be missed.