Saturday, September 13, 2008


Well crap. I took two days off from reading blogs to work on doing some actual writing and now I have over 350 posts in my Google reader. I'll be skimming through commenting only on a few s please forgive me. And thanks to all of you who weighed in on the great toilet seat cover debate. Of course Vodka Mom had to take the hard line and throw down a challenge, but then again, teachers can be mean at times.


By the way, for those of you whoa re writers and are in or near the query process be sure to check out agent Janet Reid's other blog, Query Shark. She bites into actual query letters and reveals why she finds them tasty or why she feels the need to spit out a form rejection.


In other blog news my buddy Alex Keto has dipped his toes back into the deep end of the blog pool after sitting our more than the required twenty minutes after eating. Welcome back, Alex. I love to read his take on the world and if you've never read his wisdom then you are doing yourself a disservice.


Also I wanted to call your attention to a couple of literary web-zines. Halfway Down the Stairs and The Oddville Press. Through the wonderful blogosphere I know people involved with both so check them out if you get the chance.

That's it for me, I'm off to clear my Google reader and check up on thing on Twitter. Back tomorrow with a My Town Monday post. Sadly I am not going to do the post I planned. Instead, I will honor one of Amarillo's recently departed son's.


Charles Gramlich said...

I'm definitely going to check out a couple of those links.

Robin said...

Thanks for the links! Got a lot to do today but instead I'll be sitting here...reading!

preTzel said...

Hey Travis - I'm way behind on reading blogs too. I don't google reader because I don't have the time LOL! Can't wait to read MTM and I'm off to check out those links!

sybil law said...

It is getting harder and harder to keep up with blogs, isn't it?! I am honored you found time to visit me. I've been a bad blog reader myself!

David Cranmer said...

Travis, I just returned from checking one of the web-zine links you provided and have a submission for one that I think would be perfect. Gracious.

Terrie Farley Moran said...


Google Reader??? What's Google Reader????

There is so much I don't know and the more i try to learn, the faster things I never heard of float into my consciousness.

Well, actually if it gathers more than 350 posts in a couple of days, I'm probably better off without it.

And you are right, it is great to have Alex back.


ChrisEldin said...

My God, Travis, I don't know what that number means--350. But I think it means you need to cut back.
Think celery sometimes instead of cheeseburger...

Vwriter said...

Hello Travis. Thanks for the links. Sites that provide information like this are golden to me. Query Shark is my next stop.

Keep up the good work and, oh yeah, don't forget to keep on blogging!

Joshua said...

cool links

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hope you get some time for fun with all that reading pending. Links look good. Will check out the shark next. Thanks for visiting the Rose & Thorn blog!

alex keto said...

Awww gee, now i'm blushing, you big lunk

Linda McLaughlin said...

Thanks for the links, Travis. Good luck catching up with Google Reader. I'm probably going to have the same problem since isn't working right this morning. :(

I changed my planned My Town Monday post to write about the Chatsworth train wreck. It's already up.