First, we have one of the choppers. They were in it from the beginning, scooping water out of nearby bodies of water and dropping it on the fire.
This is the C130, our Great Hope during the fire. When they arrived from out of state, we thought our savior was here. While I'm sure they helped quite a bit, they didn't turn out to be the magic we'd hoped.
Pretty cool looking, isn't it? These planes managed to make it look like it was finally time to wage war on the Waldo Canyon Fire.
And this was the original plane before the C130's arrived. It's the one that reminded me of the movie "Always." These guys were working so hard, but didn't get all the glory the C130's did.
Now for the links:
Alex J. Cavanaugh introduced the theme of his September Blog Fest: Genre Favorites mixed with a little Guilty Pleasure. Sounds fun!
M. Pax, Laura Eno, Brinda Berry and Ciara Knight will be hosting the What's Your Chocolate Blog Fest September 10. Mmmm, chocolate.
Random Fun/Interesting Stuff-
BuzzFeed posted 30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors. There's some good in stuff in there!
Cracked.com posted The 6 Most Certifiably Insane Acts of Writing. Think you're having a rough go of it? Check these out.
Carly Watters shared an internship with P.S. Literary Agency.
Open for Submissions-
Pugnacious Press is taking submissions for their YA Steampunk anthology Real Girls Don't Rust. (It's true, we don't)
Musa Publishing will be closing to romance and speculative fiction submissions on September 1.
Anything to share? Like airplanes? What has been your most certifiably insane act of writing? What's your favorite writing tip from a famous author?
May you find your Muse.