November is here, and I’m already seeing holiday/Christmas commercials. It’s giving me some major anxiety. On the bright side, I’m basking in all the cute kiddie costume photos that are appearing on Twitter and Facebook.
NaNoWriMo has begun! To everyone participating, GO GO GO! I’m doing my first NaNo this year and I’m trying not to put so much pressure on myself. Ideally, I’d like to find out what sort of writing process works best for me. If you’re doing NaNo this year, I’ve created a thread on the NaNo site for all SBTB readers! Come say hi! Writing support is always needed and appreciated.
Romance has felt a recent string of losses lately. Author Miranda Neville passed away last week and Avon Romance posted a touching tribute:
Esi Sogah, her editor for many years said, “I have such a distinct memory of my first encounter with Miranda Neville on the page. I had spent a few hours at home reading a submission before I ran around taking care of errands. When I sat down on the couch later, I racked my brain to remember the title of book I’d been reading earlier–because I’d loved it and wanted to finish. That’s when I remembered I hadn’t been reading a published book, but instead an amazing submission. And as it turned out, the author herself was even more amazing. Working with Miranda was an absolute gift.
There aren’t enough words to describe all of Miranda’s wonderful qualities: witty, kind, wise, hilarious, brilliant, charming, terrifyingly clever. Working with her was a dream; talking to her was a total delight. Miranda has an incredible legacy of which her books are just one piece; I am honored to have been a part of her wonderful career.”
Author Janet Chapman also passed and there was a lovely quote from her posted on her Facebook page:
“The magic is real, people; as real as the sunrise, the ebb and flow of the tides, the haunted call of a loon, that unseen fish tugging on the end of a line, the birth of a baby, the death of a loved one. The problem, in my opinion, is that these things seem so everyday ordinary that we forgot how extraordinary they are.” -Janet Chapman
We at SBTB really love that quote.
Combining cute animals and costumes seems fitting. An Orlando animal shelter has been sorting their adoptable dogs into Hogwarts houses to help get them a forever home:
“Our animal behaviorist, Diane Andersen, (and Harry Potter guru), created a test using toys that represent different qualities of each house,” Bardy told The Dodo. “The dogs are tested individually similar to the Sorting Hat process in the novels. In our case, the dog’s choice of toy indicates his house, not the Sorting Hat — but we do have one on hand.”
They also mentioned that their adoptable cats aren’t as receptive to being dressed in House colors.
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Have you seen the BabyandtheBody Instagram channel? A woman uses her adorable baby to recreate her model brother’s photoshoots. It’s the who-wore-it-better we all need right now!
Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!
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