From Patrick Ness's A MONSTER CALLS
Squeak turned 7 yesterday!
One of the most hotly debated elements of grammar has to be whether or not to use the Oxford comma. Realistically, there should be no debate because the Oxford comma SHOULD be utilized, and I'm going to explain why - complete with examples.
Tonks always likes to supervise my work - sometimes from my lap.
Times might be awkward right now, but there are still options out there for exercising. Yes, I can hear you groaning, but taking time out to exercise DOES benefit the writer. How? It's time your mind is left unfettered and free to WORK! Your body goes on autopilot, leaving your brain the chance to get through knots in your writing, develop scenes, create characters, whatever you need!
On the "work" side of things - I have successfully landed my first contracts!
Writing is awesome - we all know that - but one of the many reasons why is that writers care about each other. Despite the fact that writing is a competitive business, we still help each other and cheer one another on. That is vastly different than a lot of other careers, and we deserve a pat on the back for that very reason.
Whether you're a short story writer trying to manage where your stories are in the universe, or a freelancer - like me - trying to juggle your work life, organization is key. One of the best ways I've found to do this is with whiteboards. They can be erased and changed easily, they can be color-coded, and they're easily displayed so you can see them at all times.
A very happy second birthday to our tiny demon and my personal "Assistant."