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Monday, September 21, 2009

Ruby Slippers, Migration and Pie Charts

The inspirations over the weekend were...well, inspirational. Thanks to everyone for putting their hottie on loan for consideration and/or tolerating the creative burden of romance writers. It is strenuous work, searching for heroic perfection, but we persevere.

Today is a special day in the blogosphere for all unpublished romance writers. To commemorate the opening day for RWA's Golden Heart 2010 submissions, the 2009 Golden Heart Finalists are launching their group blog, the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood. To celebrate, we'll be giving away ultra-sleek black and red mugs (perfect for your writing beverage-of-choice) and free manuscript critiques to get your pages ready for the Golden Heart. I ducked into the post-lineup a week or so into October, but you can find me hanging out there all this week. Stop by and say hello.

If you're keeping up with A Novel's Migration, the journey of Joyce Manard's release Labor Day, Vortex winner and frequent visitor Todd has posted a comment in official thread and has a bit about it on his blog. Be sure to pop over there and comment if you wish to be next in line.

Lastly, in honor of Oprah's latest pick, very few of which I follow or read, this pie chart because I adore pie charts more than Oprah:


Have a great Monday, everyone!

Where did you find inspiration over the weekend?

11 comments:

Rick said...

Shame on you for making Oprah cry, LA! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Too true about the pie chart it appears!

Pamela Cayne said...

That graph is an absolute keeper! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to visit one of your (many) shared blogs for another (excellent) read!

Robin said...

Love the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood site - I'll be sure to try and visit there often. And yes, that pie chart is priceless! I did find some inspiration this weekend and wrote, wrote, wrote!

Hope your Monday is great too!

Marilyn Brant said...

LOL about the pie chart! Yep, I think that nailed it...

Just visited the Ruby Slipper site and it's wonderful! (I'd love to win one of those cool mugs. ;) Congrats on the launch!

laughingwolf said...

what's an oprah? :P lol

Stewart Sternberg said...

I'm going to tell you this, but keep it to yourself...at some future point, I'm making a slip to romance...probably paranormal romance. God bless us. And as for Oprah? God bless her, too.

And Rick..wherever you are...bite me.

Historical Writer/Editor said...

That's a good chart you have there. :) Best of luck to you.

the walking man said...

Hey you just have to know where to look for fat old hotties.

http://thejspotjodi.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-about-it-took-cue-from-walking-man.html

So uhh do i have to write a romance novel to get in the RWA game or can I break the rules?

L.A. Mitchell said...

Okay, everyone...new post later...I'm off to work. BUT, all this talk of writing romance from the testosterone set of Vortex readers gets me fired up in a serious and damn way. Who knew a motor city madman that would make Ted Nugent bow down in homage and a philosophical horror-writer/teacher would dip their toes into the romance pool?

And if ya'll are pulling my leg...shame on you, not Oprah :P

Miladysa said...

Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood

I just *LOVE* that name!