"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." ~Bill Watterson
Got my latest Writer's Digest yesterday. Among the articles (how relevant!): Romance: Why It's Hot and How to Break In (read and read some more, learn the subgenres and the heat levels your audience expects); Young Adult: Top Editors and Agents on What it Takes to Make It (be original, don't follow a trend, don't talk down to teens); and Top 101 Websites for Writers.
Of those top 101, I check a few pretty regularly and recommend them:
Absolute Write - the forums are terrific ~ you'll find an answer to any writing-related question you might have
Agent Query - up to date profiles on agents, what they're seeking, and how to query them
Preditors and Editors - lets you know who you can trust and who you can't, in the publishing biz
Nathan Bransford's Blog - this YA agent is personable and honest about what's going on the world of young adult publishing
WOW! Women on Writing - publishes monthly e-zines filled with information for writers of all levels and all genres
It's been a crazy week for me, so I'm hoping to do a little relaxing, yard work, and writing this weekend. What about you?