* Alison Kent has a thought-provoking article over on Genreality about learning to let go of manuscripts that won’t sell, and when she can’t. How *do* you know when it’s time to tell a beloved project goodbye?
* Over at Random Fresh Ink, Shannon wants someone to explain the Twilight phenomena to her. I saw the movie on the flight en route home from the London Book Fair and have still to figure out how to articulate my thoughts on it. Of course, I was also jet-lagged and I’m not sure if that helped or hindered it. Meanwhile, Kameron Hurley reviews Last King of Scotland (which I saw some time back and also recommend). In other movie news, suricattus weighs in on the new Star Trek (and, no, I still haven’t seen it). Me? This weekend I got to see Arsenic and Old Lace again (which reminded me that watching this as a child probably contributed to my interest in crime fiction, serial killers, profiling, etc.)
* Donna Ball reports that it’s strawberry season and she is making strawberry pie. Readers of her Ladybug Farm books may find this makes their mouths water… Can’t wait for strawberry season to get started here. Last year I made Strawberry Champagne Jam so I could enjoy that summer flavor all year ’round.