A lover of words
BookTok, One Moment with OK Go, and some unflinching words from Stephen King.
Big news on my end this week: I finished my manuscript! For those of you following along from home, this is novel #2 (novel #1 was 142 Ostriches). I sent the new pages off to my editor on Wednesday and now I’m kicking back, sipping champagne. Just kidding, I’m actually frantically trying to catch up on all the work I ignored for two weeks while I was in the final push phase of birthing that baby.
Here’s what I have for you this week:
Apparently TikTok is the new place to promote books (yes, I hear you groaning, but take heart, you don’t actually need an account, you just need a teenage girl to cry onscreen with your book in her hands).
Nerd Word of the Week: Logophile ~ a lover of words (how I’ve gone so long without knowing this word is a mystery to me)
I’ve been thinking this week about how you have to ask for the things you want in life. Sometimes it seems like people are holding out on you when, really, they just don’t know that they’re in a position to help.
I heard The One Moment by OK Go at the supermarket the other day and was reminded how much I LOVE the music video for it. I mean, these guys always go all out, but they outdid themselves with that one.
Not sure what to write next? Have a deck of Tarot cards sitting around? A friend recently told me about this one-person “game” called Anamnesis where you pretend you’ve woken up with amnesia and as you draw tarot cards you fill in the story of what happened to you. Let me know if you try it, I’m very curious.
This quote from Stephen King: “You can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.”
Did you know that the traditional gift for an 18th wedding anniversary is porcelain? Me neither. And I only have two days to come up with something for my husband so it’s probably not going to be porcelain. Excuse me while I go scour the internet for a perfect gift that includes overnight shipping.
Happy writing, my friends,
p.s. Time is running out to apply for my 6-Week Mindful Writers Challenge. Don’t miss your chance to establish a regular writing routine while training your mind to draft more compelling prose.