Monday, December 10, 2012

Tag! You're It (and you don't even know it)!

Melanie Conklin writes YA and MG novels. She doesn't know me. I don't know her. She's probably wondering why in the heck I'm featuring her on my blog. I may not even tell her. I'll just give her a nod and see if somebody says, "Hey, I saw you were on Everyday Underwear the other day," and she'll be all like, "You saw me in my underwear where?"

She's in a group I'm in on SheWrites and in a thread I contribute to frequently. I get a lot of notifications of other blog posts to read in this thread, too many to have the time to address. Some I delete without a thought, some titles catch my eye and pull me in, and sometimes I just check somebody's work out for the heck of it, which is what happened with Melanie Conklin.

Melanie received the Very Inspired Blog Award. What I found in her post was a very good approach to an award if you're not a sharer (unlike moi... I can share my business with noooo problem). Melanie chose to share what she has learned from design and how it can apply to writing instead of sharing facts about herself. A fellow rule breaker! I like her already.

Anyway, I thought it was worth sharing. Nice to meet you, Melanie! Fellow writers, look out... you never know when you might unexpectedly end up in my Everyday Underwear. I mean that in the cleanest way possible.

Here's a teaser:
"5. YOUR IDEAS ARE NOT YOUR BABIES. If ideas were babies, and designers kept every idea they ever thought of, every designer would have millions of children. So when you get upset about cutting something, remember..."

Check out Melanie's design/writing tips here!


  1. Melanie should be honored to be in your everyday underwear. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing Cindy - I am going to check her out!

  3. LOL! Who knows... I haven't heard anything from the peanut gallery...

  4. Hi Cindy! What an awesome way to make your acquaintance :) I must have really slacked off at googling myself last week, because Lisa had to tip me off so that I would find this incredible surprise on your blog--which, I find incredibly entertaining by the way!! Oh yeah, and now that you know me, be prepared for lots of exclamation points!!!! My CPs are always on me about that. Now I have to go through and systematically read everything you've ever written.

  5. I had somebody do that once - sit down and read all my posts. There were 71 at that time and I was flattered. And she still liked me when she was finished! Your exclamation points will not bother me. I am a user as well. I also over-use the winky smiley. ;0) See! I told you! Damn, there I go with the !!!!!!'s

  6. I am all subscribed so I won't miss a word of your blathering, winking yakking. :)