Fun Stuff Friday

What’s on the iPod: With or Without You by U2

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Yesterday was a pretty decent day. I managed to get some marketing done in the morning, get a poem written, and inquire into a collection agency. I’d sent the last invoice October 5th. The client’s chance is now over and it’s time to get what’s due.

Since it’s Friday and I have weekend guests coming today, my mind isn’t on work. It’s on other things –fun things. So why not let that spill over into the blog? Here are some links to fun stuff (and informative stuff, too):

Sale at Jenn’s house!  Well, not her house, but her blog “house.” Jenn Mattern is selling her e-books at a discount. You’d be crazy not to buy them, especially at a discounted price.

Devon’s Fast & Fun Workshop – Flash Fiction. If you want to increase your income potential, why not add some flash fiction writing to your repertoire? Devon hosts a workshop designed to get you up and running in 10 days. Why not? What else were you gonna do? NaNo?

Speaking of Devon: She has a fun article up over at Women on Writing, and it includes some comments from yours truly. Check it out.

Brain Bashers. I have to stay away from these puzzles and games because I don’t know when to quit, but that doesn’t mean you have to.

Jack White/Edward Scissorhands. Okay, he’s not, but he looks a bit like him, no?

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  • Devon Ellington November 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for all the link love!

    I did the seal training last night — intense. Being hands-on gives me so much more to think about in terms of the writing.

  • Paula November 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Hmmm… I can kind of see the Jack White/Edward Scissorhands thing, but I always thought Jack bore a slight resemblance to the straight-hair-era Michael Jackson.

    Enjoy your company! I'll be getting ready for the siding (cross your fingers the order arrives Monday as scheduled so they can start work Tuesday!), which includes baking for the workers – cupcakes, probably decorated with tiny autumnal sugar cookies (I have tiny acorn, oak leaf, maple leaf, turkey, pumpkin and apple cutters I'm looking for an excuse to use).

  • Lori November 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Devon, that had to be such a blast.

    Paula, do you make pumpkin cookies? Every fall, I think of my grandmother's pumpkin cookies….sigh…

  • Kate November 17, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I'm writing because I saw your comment about getting some marketing done. I am feeling completely burnt out by marketing and social media linking. Sometimes, I even feel that social media marketing is killing writers' development as writers. Not that 140 character sentences aren't a skill…How do you deal with all those complexities and still get your writing done?

  • Lori November 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Great question, Kate! Let me tackle that in today's (Monday's) post.

  • Paula November 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I've never made pumpkin cookies, Lori, but my grandma could only bake two things: decadent frosted brownies, and spice cookies. I've mastered the brownies, but I have never gotten her spice cookies to turn out. Hers were soft and melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Mine were more like gingersnaps. When she was a live I teased her, saying she intentionally left something off the recipe, but after she died I found the recipe in her recipe box, and it was the same.

    Maybe I'll try them again for Thanksgiving.

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