Friday Obsessions: Doggone Voice, Rainy Mood, and Cake

Happy Friday, sweet readers! I’ve had a heckuva week – I was home alone (!!!) with all four of my monsters for the first three days of it, and I am  So! Quick obsessions rundown, shall we? 1. THAT DOGGONE VOICE Workshop over at Brenda Drake’s!Yes! I am famous! Brenda asked me to be part of The Voice Team in her latest workshop, along with my CP Marieke. Some of these entries are STELLAR, you guys, and it was all I could do to not ask to read their manuscripts. Come visit and tell them what you think when it opens to comments next week! 2. RainyMood  Raise your hand if you like to read, write, or just generally BE inside with a thunderstorm happening outside. Yeah, I thought so. Navigate to rainymood.com for a summer thunderstorm any time, any place. You can play your music over top of it, too. Writing bliss! 3. Cake I want cake. Just some cake. Any cake. So badly. *sigh* Yeah, I know it was short. The workshop wore me out!What about you, sweet readers? What were YOU obsessed with this...

Mega-Awesome Critique Contest with CREWEL author Gennifer Albin

Yes, I know this is quite the unorthodox Friday entry, but it’s WORTH IT! Have you met Gennifer Albin? No? If not, hop on over to her blog,”Authorize” – she’s fabulous. I fell in love with Gennifer after she shared her WriteonCon success story – it’s a whammy of an inspiration. Then, on Wednesday, I fell even *more* in love with her when she posted this bookmarkable-times-ten Writer’s Excuse Destroyer post. Then, this morning? I read the first chapter of her upcoming debut, CREWEL, and I was blown away. No joke, these books are going to rule. Anyway. She’s holding one of the most awesome contests I’ve seen in a looong time. All you need to do is give your 100-word pitch to win the chance for her to critique 50 of your pages. You guys, she’s going to print them out and write on them WITH HER HANDS. Yeah. Cue freak-out. Well, what are you waiting for? Go...