I know some of you out there are writers, so if you have any finished manuscripts in the young adult, middle grade or picture book category, pick out your best and enter your query in Kidlit.com's query contest. It ends this Saturday, Oct 31st.
Even if you aren't quite ready to query, I recommend hitting up agent Mary Kole's site for a slew of helpful information, no matter what type of writing you do. Her blog is welcoming and full of insight.
Warning: you might be there for hours without realizing how much time has passed and suddenly find yourself still in pajamas when you should be starting dinner. It didn't happen to me, of course - I'm always on top of things like time. And pajamas.
Sanity or Patience: choose one.
Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?