Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Hey everybody! Just a quick update to let you all know what I've been up to lately. On My Nightstand will be my running commentary on what I'm currently reading. Awesome Blogs, are, you know, blogs that I find awesome.

On My NightstandA Ranger's Tale by Mysti Parker

Once upon a time an elven noblewoman longed to leave her gilded cage. A half-breed former pirate wanted nothing more than to escape his guilty past. Easier said than done... 

I've read it through once, for fun, and I really liked the story. Now, I'm reading it again, and taking notes, and will be reviewing it right here soon.

Awesome Blogs: Here some amazing blogs I've come across lately and feel the overwhelming need to share.

TerribleMinds: Chuck Wendig is hilarious. Flat out. I find myself literally rolling in the floor laughing every time I read his blog. The latest one (Transmissions From Baby-Town: "Nine Months") is about his 9-month-old son and is GREAT. I have two babies, 16 months and 3 years, and I could clearly envision every single thing he talks about and I couldn't stop laughing long enough to breathe. Seriously, I think I almost passed out.
He usually blogs advice for writers, and is heavy with the profanity.  So, beware, if that's not your thing. But it fits perfectly with his writing tone and is also hilarious. So, if you don't mind a little constructive cursing and criticism, you should definitely check him out.

Kristin Lamb's Blog:  This is a great place to read about the life and industry of writing. She posts about what's going on in the world of publishing AND why you, the writer, should care. She also posts tips and things every writer should know. Sometimes her posts are about the craft of writing (The Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues) and sometimes they show mistakes other writers make and how to avoid them (Don’t Eat the Butt #3–Persistence Can Look a lot Like Stupid). Lots of great stuff for learning writers, so check it out,  you know, if you're a writer. Otherwise, you probably won't like it much.

Okay, so I hope you guys check out the book and blogs. Let me know what you are reading, and maybe I'll check it out and review it. Let me know what blogs you think are awesome and maybe I'll list them next time. Enjoy!



Anonymous said...

Good post. I like the idea of sharing great blog links - there are tons of writing blogs out there and it's hard to know which ones are worthwhile.

Do you have plans to post a collection of these links somewhere so they're easily accessible? =)

I'm looking forward to getting to my own copy of A Ranger's Tale when I have more time to read.

Mysti said...

Hiya Becca! So happy to be on your nightstand :) I just get giddy when I hear that someone enjoyed A Ranger's Tale, because I had so much fun writing it. I look forward to your review!

Great idea to list other blogs for reference. There are some great ones out there. I wish I had more time to peruse them!