I admit it. This weekend I'm jealous of everyone who happens to be at DragonCon or, sigh, WorldCon. I wanna be in OZ. I wanna be able to sit down and talk face-to-face with Dave and the other MGCers there. I think I'm going to hold my breath until I can....wait, can't do that. I need to breathe sometime in the next 10 years or so before WorldCon returns to OZ. Crap.
Oh well, life goes on, even in the publishing world. Still, news this week hasn't been just jumping off the presses. There have been the usual threads by those whining because they haven't gotten their new Kindle 3s or who got one and it didn't work the way they wanted it to. The counterpoint to them were all those who did get their new Kindles and absolutely loved them. There was more on the kerfluffle over whether or not the NYT is biased in favor of male authors in its reviews. One study -- sorry, don't have the link and won't go find it because it wasn't a valid study in my opinion -- said yes because something like 67% of the reviews were of books written by men. Of course, it didn't break down the total number of books written by men as opposed to those written by women and, without that key factor, the conclusions of the study are suspect at the very least. Okay, maybe I'm just cranky this morning -- a distinct possibility since I'm only on my first cup of coffee and I have a pile of editing awaiting me on my desk.
Because there hasn't been anything earth-shattering to report on this week, I'm going to throw this back at you guys again. Here's my proposal: if you have something you want critiqued or if you want to toss an idea or question out there, here's your chance. You can post up to 500 words of a current work-in-progress. Anyone reading it can offer a crit -- as long as it is a substantive crit. No grammar and punctuation only sort of things and no attack crits.
If there is something you want to discuss, toss it into the comments. This will probably be the last open topic day for some time on the blog. Labor Day weekend is our last hurrah here in the States for summer. Then it is back to the grindstone.