I'm on holiday this week and having a strict no-writing policy (put down the notebook, Cross!). So, instead, here are a few other blog posts that are well worth your time:
Notes from the Slushpile - Remembering Margaret Carey
In praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series
Notes from the Slushpile - Writing's a struggle. And then Life gets in the way.
Nicola Morgan - ROCK OF AGENTS
Absolute Vanilla - Self-Publishing Part One