(Tide. Get it?)
Tomorrow I'm going to post something long and thoughtful about how we decide what to write about, but today I need a little break. So...
I'm hardly writing at all. It's cool, though. I'm doing the mental work I need to figure out what I really want to write about next. Big picture stuff, and very worthwhile.
Click through Laura's post at Combreviations to learn more about how post-apocalyptic genre fiction has changed over the last not-quite-200 years. There's a chart. It's awesome.
Check out Matt's post at The Burning Hearts Revolution for a spectacular a cappella version of Toto's Africa. Don't worry if you can't hear anything at first; it's not your sound settings, it's just that it starts out very quiet. Wait for the rain to build.
FUN WITH LIBRARY THING:
A while ago I mentioned that I'd won some books by entering various blog contests, and someone in the comments asked WHICH books I'd won. I forgot to answer that question in a timely fashion, and I've had latent guilt ever since. So, since I recently won a couple MORE books -- some just for posting in the comments on the right day, but some for more creative efforts, like Carrie Harris's Rename Twilight Contest -- here's my chance to make good with a cool LibraryThing widget of all the books I've won on the internet since I stared blogging. Not all of them have been delivered to me yet, but I am patient. Oh, and I also won my choice of ebooks from an erotica publisher, but I'm not telling you which book I picked, because y'all don't need to know that much about me.