National Novel Writing Month - the challenge is to write 50,000 words during the month of November.
BIW - Book in a Week - a monthly challenge to write. Meet your own goals. Be accountable to yourself and others.
For Love of the Word - a blog written by a very good friend of mine who reviews books. Excellent source if you're looking for something to read.
Nuke Works Publishing - a micropublisher in the Midwest. Be sure to check out their catalog!
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Authors - an article on the website of literary agent Irene Goodman which is well worth reading. She says it so well!
The Happiness Project - a blog/experiment by Gretchen Rubin (also a Missouri girl). This is one of the few blogs I subscribe to.
The Happiness Project Toolkit - this site has it all, and is interactive to the max. You can spend as much as a minute on it a day, or really spend time exploring it. From the mind of Gretchen Rubin.
Jinx Books - my local bookstore . . . and my favorite place to browse for a new book! Be sure to give Jinx a pet while you're there, and tell him I sent you.