Image from Karen Salmansohn.

This has been a kind of crappy week, mostly due to minor health annoyances.  I was struck by a migraine one day, and am now dealing with a head cold.  Minor stuff, but still damn annoying.

But I have still been writing, dammit.  Working my way through the edits of Never, albeit at a very slow pace thanks to my brain being slightly mushy.  I also finished beta reading an excellent novel written by a friend.  I’m always tempted to do more beta reading, but my time is fairly precious, and it does take time. It’s always rewarding, though, especially when you’re reading something by someone who is really talented.

Links for the week!

Aussie Spec Fic Snapshot 2012 – all the links!

The art of turning minimalist.

So you want to be a writer?

Dresses made entirely of light.

How to have a near death experience.

We’re breaking our planet, once and for all.

6 things you think you need to get healthy…but really don’t.

Should we eliminate psychopaths from the gene pool?

Great writers believe in themselves (so should you).

Taking the mystery out of query letters.

Five steps towards making peace with criticism.

Writing about race in science fiction and fantasy.  Part Two.

13 things you may not know about agents.

The art of learning your shadow.