Oxymoron of the Day: Working Vacation

ImageIn America, we don’t really do working vacations.

We work. We vacation. We work some more. We dream about vacation. We work a little bit more. We take a long weekend. We grouse and work some more.

Yep, that’s what the good Lord intended, right?

But in other parts of the world, working vacations are not so crazy. And the more I thought about this thing called a working vacation, the more I liked the concept for a writer. Because despite the temptation to chuck it all and take a well-deserved, nice, long break from writing, that’s not such a good idea.

Of course, I had to learn the hard way. But you do not. All you have to do is read The Muffin today to learn all about this strange thing I call the Writer’s Working Vacation.

(Cathy-on-a-Stick was really the one behind this idea, so any criticism should be directed her way. Though I should warn you: she’s not a good listener. Possibly due to the fact that she only has one ear. And that she’s a pic. Also, she’s on vacation.)


February Fun With Writing

I wonder if a holiday about love comes in February because we all need a good warming up?

Well, whatever the reason, I managed to fit love and the puppy and a writing lesson into my latest post at The Muffin: “And They Called It Manuscript Love.”

And since you now have the song stuck in your head, you might as well sing along. (No need to thank me. Happy February!)

Friday’s Fun Find: Writing Words of Wisdom from Jerry Seinfeld

I had to share this article (by James Clear at Entrepreneur.com) about Jerry Seinfeld’s work ethic. After you read it, you’ll understand why.

And then I wanted a short clip of Jerry Seinfeld, doing his thing. So I found Jerry Seinfeld’s website where he posts three bits every day. EVERY DAY.

Yeah. I was there a while. (Anyway, here’s the master comedian on How To Write a Joke. Enjoy.)