Today's Tune: How Far We've Come
Hello, blogger man-friends and lady-friends! I hope this Friday finds you well.
FIRST! I totally joined inkpop. I mentioned it months and months ago, along with my skepticism about its success. My hesitancy about the "contest" elements still stands. Because, after all, people are inherently selfish. They want things for themselves, and sometimes for their friends, so votes ("picks") are occasionally traded, the good is passed over for the popular, and blah blah blah.
BUT. There is some serious talent over there. The site is far and away geared toward teenagers, and man. Some of the writers over there? Extraordinary talent. Strong writing. And a lot of it even makes it to the top picks. It's pretty incredible. And I love love love that these teen writers have this outlet. They're starting young, they're finding their voice among peers, and it is. So. Awesome.
SECOND! So I recently discovered the VlogBrothers, and you need to subscribe to their channel. Like, yesterday. John Green (who you've probably heard of if you follow YA literature AT ALL) and Hank Green film back and forth videos to one another about everything. I realize that I am probably waaaaaay behind the times on this, but I'm excited about my new discovery so SUCK IT LET ME HAVE MY MOMENT. And go watch their videos because they make the whole of my being happy.
THIRD! I received a very sweet message from a reader who said she occasionally lurked on my blog. She read my Red Riding Hood, P.I. story and mentioned that she really enjoyed it and would like to read anything else I've written. AndThisTotallyMadeMyDay. Seriously. Is there anything better for a writer than hearing from someone who liked what you wrote? It's like crack. NEED MOAR.
OKAY, that's all I have for you today. I'm sure you were tired of my random capitalization anyway. Have a wonderful Friday! Or possibly Saturday if you're in one of those timezones that is across the world from me.