But before I revise, some links

sarazarr on creative people, mental illness, and suicide, and the place we all have in one anothers’ lives: Don’t leave me, don’t leave us. Even though I believe that no one can ever really be truly known or understood by another person in that way that we all deeply want to, I also think it’s true that we’re all in that place together, that there are always people who love you in their fumbling, frustrating, unsatisfying ways, and would want you around tomorrow. Which might be selfish of us but there it is.

The tale of a 37-day human-butterfly friendship. (Via copperwise.)

edulemba‘s Friday illustration, Island captures perfectly, for me, a certain aspect of what elementary school feels like.

[Publishing] will always worship the next new thing. You have to try not to let it make you crazy, and other things Ellen Wittlinger has learned about writing over the past decade. (Part of a series from cynleitichsmith celebrating the Cynsations blog’s first decade.)

difrancis on drawing lines in the sand regarding writing and not-writing time.

Ally Carter on asking the right (and not asking the wrong) questions about writing YA, as well as on the questions that aren’t getting asked at all: … you have written a “YA” novel if it is about a teen character dealing with issues through a teen perspective. Note I didn’t say “teen issues.” A book about a 16-yr-old who has to stop a madman from sinking an oceanliner full of tourists is a teen book. A story about a 50-yr-old looking back on the time she saved an oceanliner full of tourists when she was 16 is an adult book. A story about a 30-yr-old who saves an oceanliner full of tourists is adult too. (Via lnhammer.)

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