Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Indie Author Update: Found the Writing Desk

The Saint, Mr. Swinebottom, the Labrador and myself have done it. We have found the writing desk.

And if you know who all those people are–congratulations, you’re an Arcian.

And if you’re not, well hit that subscribe button and grab a cookie! We’re in for a treat today. 🍪✒️

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins, Mr. Reginald Swinebottom Presents...

The Smite of February: Indie Author & Mr. Swinebottom

January 2019 has come and gone. February is here, smirking at my door step, holding up my list of to do’s and goals. The paper has a bit of rice stuck on the edges, along with some makeup smudges and wrinkles. January is standing behind her, bedraggled, dressed in a suit and talking into a cell phone. A candy cane is hanging from his left ear and a bit of New Year’s confetti is still in his bangs. An Uber pulls up and away he goes until next year.

“Say, author,” February asks, still holding the list and standing on my front porch in stilletos. “When are you going to edit your short story your editor got back to you about, oh…six weeks ago? And isn’t your writing room done yet? And when exactly are you going to get on your exercise schedule, huh?”

She bats her eyelashes and tosses back a red curl. I’m debating between a good old fashioned door slam or a Tae Kwon Do front kick while she continues her babbling.

“This list isn’t going to complete itself you know. Chip, chop. And when’s the last time you actually did some cardio? Looking a little pudgy, aren’t we…?”

It’s times like these when I call upon my trusty sidekick. Some may call it self confidence. Others may say it’s healthy boundary setting and self esteem.

I call mine…Mr. Swinebottom.

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Take A Book, Leave a Book

Indie Author: Book Swap (List What You’re Reading)

Hi Arcians and internet wanderers. Tell me, what book are you reading right now? Leave a quick comment below and we can share our books together.

My current read is below. While you’re here, want to enter a creative writing contest? No winners or losers this week, just old fashioned fun with the imagination. And yes, that rhymed.

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Contest Entries

Terrible Poetry Contest: Worrisome Noises

Want to take a crack at making cats shriek in horror at the very thought of you reading a poem? Then go here, my fine feathered friend, and may the pencil be sharpened in your favor.

My entry is below.

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Indie Author Adventures: My First Book Review

A big thank you for my first review on Memory Bound at Amazon. Mr. Swinebottom I think is currently doing a lap around Asia in pure bliss, screaming like a child who got hold of a golden Willy Wonka ticket. A screenshot of the review is below.

Any individual celebrations you want to share? Comment below!

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Indie Author Updates: I Give You Poe (You’re Welcome)

In America, we’re in a government shutdown–the longest we’ve experienced in our young nation’s history. With paychecks halted, FBI workers are lining up next to White House employees to get food distributions at Food Banks. Somebody pinch me. Surely this is fake news, right? No, you insist, it’s not? Well then. Double irony for $600, Alex, and pass the potatoes. This sure is a surreal way to bring in 2019. And sad.

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Reposts/Reblog Shares

New Year Blog Party!

 

Join in on the fun, Arcians! Ker-kaw! Mix and mingle.

I was invited by fellow author KaylaAnn to join the party and I’m inviting you, too. Dust off your sports coat, polish those teeth and read over the rules. Have fun and see you at the taco bar!

KaylaAnn

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New Year, Same You!

While 2019 is definitely a chance for all of us to make some improvements and to strive towards those (realistic) goals, ultimately, we are the same inside. And there is NOTHING wrong with you being you! So share all about yourself in the first Blog Party of 2019!

For those of you who are not aware what a blog party is let me break it down. Generally speaking, a blog party is an online gathering for bloggers of all kinds to meet and engage with one another.

Here are some simple rules:

  1. First off, everyone is welcome to participate in this Blog Party (even if you do not currently follow me, although I would LOVE it if you did!) -> If you are a new follower of my blog, say hi and let me know so that I remember to drop by your blog and…

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