Ugh, what a week (thanks, Onion, for summarizing this all so perfectly once again). Here's hoping that things calm down soon (and that the sun shows its face in Chicago someday). I mentioned this yesterday, but I was cheered up a lot when I noticed our big, beautiful maple tree was finally showing some little green buds. In just a few days, hopefully my view will be a lot more cheerful than its been for the last few months.
All right, let's get to this week's links:
Marie Lu on Prometheus and knowing your characters
My agent-sister Erin Bowman is celebrating the release of her hotly-anticipated novel, Taken! She spoke with YA Highway about how she transitioned from a designer to a writer and her thoughts on Taken's cover (also, GO BUY THE BOOK!)
Agent Mary Keely talks about writers who also blog, and how agents pay attention to bloggers
Thought-provoking post from Rachelle Gardner: What would you do if you weren't afraid? She also gives self-pubbed authors 6 reasons to want a traditional publisher.
Kristin Nelson asks, is New Adult just another way to say Chick Lit?
Debut YA novelist Leah Konen has some great advice for aspiring YA writers
And finally, from Kristin Cashore, a lovely reminder from Mr. Rogers
Have a great, safe, sunny weekend, everyone!