I'm trying not to imagine what Hurricane Rita is doing to the folks over in Texas, which includes our pal Alison Kent and her loved ones. I've turned off the Weather Channel after watching it too much for the last couple days -- and you all are probably in the same state.
May our good thoughts be received, and our prayers heard, and the storm pass quickly.
Out and around the blogosphere:
It's Monica Jackson's birthday! (tossing cyber confetti) If you get a sec, do go over and harrass her about it.
Jo Leigh has posted some interesting quotations about writing and would like to hear your favorites.
Natasha Hoar is the designer who created my new sidebar link, Writers Against Racism. I've never borrowed one of these for PBW before, but this one illustrates my feelings perfectly. You can get a copy for your weblog over at Natasha's LJ here.
Stephanie Tyler is blogging and slogging through the Dreaded Middle-of-the-Book doldrums; if you have any strategies that help you get through you might stop in and share them.
I'm experiencing some e-mail problems here (the joys of new security software messing with the ISP, plus sporadic power outtages from the fringe of Rita aren't helping.) At the moment I can receive, but I can't send, so I need to pass along some messages here:
Steph: that package we discussed is en route as of yesterday via UPS, in case someone on the other end needs a heads-up.
Morgan: If something weird shows up on your end, it's probably mine. The Pony Express is starting to look very attractive.
Sasha: yours came through fine tonight -- thank you so much.