First of the month has me scrambling to get my goals in order, and I’ve already told you about the spiffy calendar I keep over my writing spot. But I kinda left you hanging about a few of the other writing snips and tips I keep over the old desk.
So here’s one of the comic strips staring me in the face (if I raise my eyes a few inches and squint):
Hahahahaha! Stephan Pastis is genius, isn’t he? Such insight! So pithy! And really, when it comes to writing humor, you can’t go wrong with a pig. (I think I’ll coin that phrase and add it on an index card over my desk.)
For this Friday, I found a T-shirt on my front porch!
There’s a good chance that the T-shirt did not exactly show up on Friday. See, I always use my kitchen door to come and go-and most folks know to come to my kitchen door. But I guess the FedEx guy (or gal) didn’t feel that friendly towards me. And I suppose I also owe Sally the Crazy Dog an apology. There was something outside, after all.
Anyway, my shirt from Do the Write Thing for Nashville came in and it’s just spiffy! I surely hope that Nashville is spiffy, too. The authors who spearheaded the fundraiser did a wonderful job and if you’re wondering about where all those funds went, you can check it out here.
And if you need a laugh or two (or 26), you might want to zip over to this post about the Worst Children’s Books…EVER, brought to you by the blog known as Slush Pile from Hell. I found it (the post and the blog) this morning while I was messing around…um, make that networking on Twitter.
Normally, Slush Pile from Hell offers up snippets from queries (and you will absolutely enjoy the daily snippet). But this post refers to a contest. And please understand, these are not actual books. They’re made-up books. So don’t worry that somewhere, somehow, these titles may get into the hands of little ones.
As far as my hands go, they’re a little slow on the keyboard today. I’ve sorta got these titles stuck in my brain, thereby preventing me from doing any serious thinking. Thank goodness it’s Friday.