Friday, December 3, 2010

The Regulator's Friday Shout Outs

OK, the Regulator is going to kill me for this, but I'm working on about 3 hours of sleep and it's making me kind of ballsy. So here it goes: The Regulator loves publishing blogs. Agent blogs, aspiring author blogs, marketing blogs - she loves them all. She loves them so much that I hooked her up with a Google Reader account with all of her favorite publishing blogs for Mother's Day.

Now, this might seem like the perfect gift for the mother obsessed with all things publishing, but really it was completely selfish. We haven't had much time to get to all the blogs we love lately, which totally sucks. But you know who never misses a blog post? The Regulator. And you know who calls us whenever she reads something particularly awesome? The Regulator.

Now that we've just outed our mother as a closet blog stalker and will probably end up disinherited, let's link to the Regulators Picks O'The Week, shall we? These are the blog posts that had the Regulator speed dialing us this week:

Natalie Whipple's amazingly honest post about the roller coaster ride that is submissions. This post is brutally honest and beautifully written. A must-read for any aspiring author or anyone with a crazy dream who has thought about giving up.

Beth Revis's post about jealousy and how it haunts all of us. Um, yeah, we are SO guilty of just about everything she discusses in her post.

Libba Bray's post on World AIDS Day. We are guilty of forgetting how scary AIDS was/is. Not only that, but this post is the perfect reminder to keep fighting on a human-to-human level. If only everyone felt the same way.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

20 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

I saw the first two, and clearly moms has great taste in posts!

Jill Hathaway said...

Natalie's post was so great.

Going to check out the other two now.

Loretta Nyhan said...

The Regulator has good taste!

All three posts were amazing.

Anne Gallagher said...

Ooh, I love the Regulator already.

And I did see Natalie's post and cried like a baby. poor little thing. Makes me want to give her a big fat hug.

Have a great weekend.

salarsenッ said...

Love to the Regulator!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Nathalie's post was a definite downer, but it's the unfortunate truth to the industry. Almost makes me glad to be on the otherside. The querying side, where I still have hope.

Sara B. Larson said...

Natalie's post was amazing, and so was LIbba's. I need to check out Beth's. Sounds great, too! Thanks for letting us know about it.

Tere Kirkland said...

Beth and Natalie's posts were really inspiring to me, and couldn't have come at a better time, when I'm feeling kind of down on myself and my writing.

I love Libba Bray, so thanks for the link! Have a great weekend!

Colene Murphy said...

Those were some good ones this week. Great of you to highlight them!

Elana Johnson said...

I *heart* The Regulator to bits and pieces.

Dara said...

Great posts :) Your mama has good taste!

Marsha Sigman said...

I love you, Momma Reg.

ali said...

Wow. I love your mom, or, er, the Regulator. I need to get my own Regulator, obviously.

Great picks too. I hadn't read the last one, so that was kind of eye-opening for me. Thanks!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Ha! I loved Natalie's post because it's so true. I wrote my own post today about giving up too. Only sometimes, giving up can have a silver lining :D

Krispy said...

Great picks! Read all of them, and Libba Bray's had me speechless. The Regulator has good taste. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome links!

Melissa Sarno said...

That's hilarious that you Mom reads all of these blogs! And these are great picks.

Little Ms J said...

Ha, your secret is finally revealed!

I love The Regulator. You girls are very lucky.

SWK said...

Heehee! Power to The Regulator. And great choices! - Stasia

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I read the first two posts. I loved the honesty in both of them. I wish Natalie a wonderful 2011!!!! I think Beth has it covered already. ;)

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