Shameless-Self-Promotion Sunday

I’d like to take a moment and direct your attention to…well…me. Essentially. 

This is Mocha.

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This is Mocha’s most liked photo to date.

For some unknown reason, which I am equal parts whatever and ashamed, I’ve created an Instagram account for my cat. While initially I thought I had finally full-on lost my mind, my life had no direction, and I was accepting cat lady status, I soon discovered plenty of cat accounts on Instagram. It’s a friendly community, full of like-minded cat obsessed people. The best kind of people.

And you know what? Life is too short not to have an Instagram account for your cat. Come on.

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So, if you’d care to check it out…https://www.instagram.com/meowingmocha/

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Put a Little Ze in Your Day

First of all, I apologize for the lame title. It’s really lame, isn’t it.

Now, maybe you can relate to this, but do you ever like something, like really like something, and you binge on it? Then, something happens and you either forget about it, or move on, or find something else that replaces it? Well, my God. I forgot how awesome Ze Frank is. Shame on me, I know.

I found one of his videos that I hadn’t seen–hooray! And I wanted to post it, because, as usual, the man is a freaking genius. While I don’t believe in fate, at all, I think I was meant to find this today. I’m calling it a happy accident.

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Writing Wednesday (WW) #1: Sophie Kinsella

Happy Wednesday! I’m sticking with this alliterative-days-blog-thing. I thrive on a schedule. Anyways…

I’m currently reading My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. (Yes, I’m STILL trying to get through 1984. Lord, help me.) Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors, and she writes the books I always saw myself writing. We have a similar style, which I feel odd saying. I mean, she’s a best selling author. And I’m…well, I’m typing a blog post no one will read.

But I digress.

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Motivational Monday: Dead Poets Society

Another week is upon us.

As you go out into the world today, I want you to remember this clip. Or if you just need some Robin Williams in your life, remember this clip.

But why not show the “Carpe Diem” clip? Ha, joke’s on you. I already did.

Take care of yourselves, and have an awesome week.

Let’s Query.

 

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Querying: every writer’s worst nightmare

I mean, I couldn’t even put an exclamation point in the title.

Unless you can hire someone to write one for you (Wait. Is that a thing? If so, contact me.), querying is an inevitable process if you want your book traditionally published. I’ve been scouring the interwebs in search of resources for this process, and I’m amazed at how much info is out there.

One problem I’m finding is how often advice is contradicted. So which advice do you follow? *If you’re wondering the answer to that question, it’s not here. Because I don’t know.*

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Wednesday Wisdom #15

Laughter is healthy. And we need to laugh more now than ever. Seriously, what is happening with the world?

I’m a huge fan of the Marx Brothers. Sure, some of their material is dated or silly or cheesy. But Groucho never fails to make me laugh.

If you find yourself in need of a laugh today, I hope this does the trick.

“How do you spell ‘semi-colon’?”

“All right. Make it a comma.”

Is this what it’s like to work with an editor?  😉

Happy Wednesday, all!

Wednesday Wisdom #14

We’ve reached the last Wednesday in May. Really? That also means it’s the last Ze May post. Sad face. Fear not. I can almost guarantee he’ll be back at some point on this blog.

For the final installment, I’ve chosen a longer video than the previous ones, but it’s definitely worth a watch, especially if you’re in a creative rut. Ze shares some advice which can easily be applied to writing. It’s golden.

Hope you’ve enjoyed Ze May. And May in general. 😀 See you in June!