In addition, two very popular agents have announced important changes to their submission guidelines that are worth checking out. Kate Testerman's new guidelines are here and Janet Reid's here.
I'm also very excited to accept the Prolific Blogger award, given to me by Night Writer, Myrna Foster, and Krista V. of Mother. Write. (Repeat.). Thanks Myrna & Krista!
"By definition, a prolific blogger 'is one who is intellectually productive...keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.'"
*Blush* I'm honored, and feel very undeserving of such high praise.
Now, to pass on the award to five intellectually productive bloggers. I apologize if you've already received this award, but I guess that means your blog is just extra enjoyable....
Tess Hilmo who wrote one of the best posts I've ever read on how to start a novel. Since that post I've been a Tess-Hilmo-blog addict. Tess's debut novel With a Name Like Love is scheduled for release by FSG/Macmillan in Fall, 2011. Hooray for Tess!
Sharon K. Mayhew at Random Thoughts. She recently held a Authoress-esque first-four-sentences critique session that was loads of fun!
Wendy Paine Miller over at All In A Day's Thought. Wendy always has thoughful and thought-provoking things to say.
Lisa Schroeder is a published author whose most recent book, It's Raining Cupcakes, had its book birthday last month. Yay, Lisa! Lisa's blog is fun and interesting to read because she's very open about what life is like on the other side of publication (hint: it's rewarding and awesome, but not all cupcakes! tee hee).
Caroline Starr Rose of Caroline by line who just announced the sale of her debut novel, May B., by Tricycle Press in Fall, 2011. Congratulations, Caroline!
So, there's your homework: five awesome blogs to check out. Happy April Fools Day, everyone, and don't let anybody pull your leg when you're not looking!