Today there’s such a stink of fireplace/ashes in the air! Last night when the dog went out to potty he and I both started coughing because there was so much junk in the air. It’s because there are brush fires in West Texas and the wind is blowing hard from the west. Yesterday, they closed I-35 for a time through Oklahoma City because of the brush fire threatening it. Don’t let the green vegetation fool you: we’re still in extremely dry conditions. It’s unusual for the very air to stink of a house fire or bonfire when you pen the door, though. My mother is in the kitchen hooked up to her portable oxygen so she won’t start coughing. Ugh!
But while you can’t go outside, have a look at Victoria Strauss’s guest blog entry over here. She talks about scams in publishing and things to consider before signing up for an agent at the Witchy Chicks blog. (Two of my books are similar to the books these ladies write, but of course I don’t qualify to be in their group because I’m not–YOU know. Still, _Miranda’s Rights_ and the older _BY THE BOOK_ are both witchy-chicklit. That’s why I read their blog.)