I sat down at my desk to work this morning and realized…I forgot to get my water cup. Now, this sounds like a small thing, but keep in mind that I probably drink about 10 of those GIANT drinking cups (think large at fast food places) worth of water everyday. I was like….NOES! But, I have yet to get up and get it, because I’m tired. 😉 Yay for human laziness. Well, anyways, what you came here for >> some Wednesday Wanderment!

Favorite Blog of the Week

>> A. Victoria Mixon — This lovely editor has an amazing blog chock full of excellent writing tips! 

Favorite Posts and Articles of the Week

>> Sidekicks and Henchman — another great article by Sophie Masson on Writer Unboxed about archetypal characters!

>> Five Motivational Techniques for Writers — boy did I need to read this one this week! I have been struggling with my current draft, but this post perked me right up!

>> Are There Downsides to Giving Away Free Ebooks? — a thoughtful “business” type post by Lindsay Buroker!

>> BREAKING! Five New Photos From The Hobbit! — no explanation necessary. Go there. Now.

Currently Reading

>> Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

>> Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card

>> The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

>> The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

>> Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg

>> Works of Love by Søren Kierkegaard

Currently Writing

>>The third novel in my Tales from Niflheim series! Editing the second right now.

Random Cuteness

>> James and Sherman in the Morning

Random Facts About My Writing and Reading Habits

>> Every now and again, I’ll read just one book at a time, finish it, and move on to the next one. Other times (like lately), I’ll read several books at once. This usually occurs when I’m mildly (but not super) stressed.

>> While writing, my favorite “in the zone” music types are: Celtic harp, Enya Station on Pandora, classical, or movie soundtracks (orchestral).

>> I go through phases of manuscript writing where I think….”This is AWESOME!” and then gravitate towards…”WOW…this is crap. This will suck.” and then back to the former. It just happens with writing, folks–especially first drafts. Learn that now. 🙂 Chances are, it’s much better than you think, but don’t be afraid to rewrite scenes and move things around.

There you have it, folks! Some Wednesday Wanderment! Tonight, the Philosopher and I have a date with some homemade pecan//almond//rolo turtles, grilled burgers, and The Venture Bros.. CANNOT WAIT! Love my weekly date-night with my hubs. 🙂 He’s the best husband in the world. No question.

~Have a terrific Wednesday!

Wednesday Wanderment!
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