Happy birthday John Lennon!

In honor of what would have been the legendary songwriter’s 70th birthday, todays tweets will be solely dedicated to Mr. John Lennon. If you’d like to help spread the peace and love around, be sure to RT and Retweet all of his wonderful words.

 

 

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Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

-John Lennon

WANTED: Guest Bloggers

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As you may know from my previous tweet, I’m on the hunt for some guest bloggers. I’ve gotten some great feedback from it so far, and I’m almost through all the DM’s. (Thank you all, BTW for being as excited as I am about this.)

I have gotten a few questions about exactly what I’m looking for, so I hope this post helps to answer all of your guest blogging worries.

Basically I’m looking for anything having to do with writing. If you’ve come across a quote or poem that has inspired you that works too. If you’ve been published and want to share your story, if you’ve just gotten your 1,000,000th form rejection (okay maybe not a million) and you want to share how you keep yourself optimistic then that’s what I want to hear.

If it has to do with the road to publication, how you juggle life and writing, your writing journey, (writing journey can be getting an agent, revisions, rewrites, etc.) then it’ll be perfect. Heck if you’ve got a kick-ass recipe you’d like to share with some pictures of your finished cooking adventure, then I’d LOVE it! (Aside from writing, I’m a huge foodie. But you probably already knew that.)

If you’ve carved the Martha Stewart of all pumpkins (jack-o-lanterns) and you want to share the picture, then… you guessed it, that works too.

The sky is the limit. However, I’d like to keep it positive. So if you’ve received your ba-jillionth rejection and you are fed up with the world of publishing and you’re looking for a place to bash it, then this probably won’t be the best platform.

I’ve already selected one guest blogger, @EileenAndrews, so be sure to check out her website and follow her on Twitter! Oh and lastly, if you are interested in being a guest blogger, you can leave a comment here, DM me on Twitter or @reply me and I’ll be in touch. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

How do you handle distraction?

Today is just one of those days. After a round of afternoon yoga my chi is still at large. Time for option b…caffeine induced zen. Funny, that isn’t working either. No matter how much caffeine I ingest I’m not finding that zen garden today. You ever get like that?

I’m trying to figure out how my protagonist would handle distractions, which is throwing me into deeper levels of unproductiveness. Right about now she’d be throwing her arms up in disgust or taking a shot of Limoncello. While the Limoncello sounds tempting, I’m taking a break to write this blog to find out how you handle it all.

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So I want to know: how do you handle your online life, home life, (that’s right, the cooking, cleaning, dog-walking, litter changing, and laundry don’t take care of themselves) and your writing with all the distractions around?

Feel free to answer in the comment section or you can let me know on Twitter! I’m looking forward to your answers.

It is the pen which dreams!

It’s #Writer’s Wednesday on Twitter, #WW and I’d like to send out a special ‘hello’ to all of my writing friends out there. I know I’ve said it before, (countless times) but you are so awesome. We’re now 1,500 friends strong on Twitter and I’ve gotten a chance to know a lot of you personally. If you haven’t said hi yet, don’t be shy!

Here’s a quote with a picture to go along with it for some inspiration – Happy #WW!

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“A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.”
-Gaston Bachelard
Amen Brother. Go on and dream those little word bud dreams with your badass self. I know I’m going to.

Friday quote time!!

This week has been so hectic, it’s hard to believe it’s Friday again! Be sure to check out the Twitter Feed for the blog (if you haven’t already) and see this week’s #FF love fest.

Hopefully I didn’t miss anyone, so if you’ve RT’d or Retweeted me this week and you don’t see yourself mentioned shoot me a DM or leave a comment for me here and I’ll fix that for you.

AND by the way, THANK YOU ALL for 1,400 followers and counting! You are all amazing people… just sayin’.

Here’s a quote for this Friday and a picture too. Hugs and kisses.

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“Writing, I think, is not apart from living.  Writing is a kind of double living.  The writer experiences everything twice.  Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. “- Catherine Drinker Bowen

What Catherine is trying to point out gently is this: Writers are delusional. There, I said it.

J.D. Salinger is this Friday’s quote of the day

 

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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
-J.D. Salinger  excerpt from The Catcher in the Rye

Thanks for reminding me that you NEVER returned my calls JD.

Dylan Thomas is today’s quote of the day!

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“Now behind the eyes and secrets of the dreamers in the streets rocked to sleep by the sea, see the titbits and topsyturvies, bobs and buttontops, bags and bones, ash and rind and dandruff and nailparings, saliva and snowflakes and moulted feathers of dreams, the wrecks and sprats and shells and fishbones, whale-juice and moonshine and small salt fry dished up by the hidden sea.”

-Dylan Thomas

This is what happens when you ignore the importance of ‘puff, puff, pass.’