Good morning, dino-mites! The author assistant agency (see my post from last month) has been buzzing with phone calls and barely able to keep up with the requests! They sincerely apologize for the delay and will try to do better in the future. Meanwhile, I've pulled some strings with the agency's president (a good friend … Continue reading Your Imaginary Assistant Has Arrived!
Positive thinking is necessary if you ever hope to accomplish your goals*—whether your goal is something big like becoming a New York Times Bestselling author or something small like how many times you can use expletive construction without driving your editor insane. I know I’d never be able to eat half so many books or … Continue reading Productivity Tip #2: Start the Day with a Positive Attitude
Contrary to the headline, this month is not the best month of the year. Organized Authorosaurus that I am, I write my posts a month in advance, which means whatever you’re reading now I wrote so long ago that I probably don’t even remember what I wrote. That means the headline is referring to April—which … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Celebrating the Best Month of the Year
Have you ever sat down to write for a few hours and instead sat for a few hours, congratulating yourself for productively blinking two thousand times? So what do you do? My first recommendation is to hire a dinosaur to sit on you when you aren’t writing, but if you can’t do that, then the … Continue reading Productive Writing Tip #1: Think Ahead
Happy almost Valentine’s Day, humans! Have you sent out your Valentines? I already bought my true love a box of books (much better than a box of chocolates). Who am I kidding? I don’t have a true love; I bought myself the box of books. That way I can sit and cry my head off … Continue reading Valentine’s Day According to Writers
Happy New Year, humans! Did you stay up till midnight? My friends and I got together and had a dino-opoly competition, ate prehistoric pizza, and watched Drawassic Park. But it’s a new year now and that means... 358 DAYS TILL NEXT CHRISTMAS! No, seriously, it actually means my inbox is flooded with fitness advertisements (I … Continue reading 18 Resolutions Every Writer Needs to Make
Once upon a time, an authorosaurus sat writing at his desk. It was cold, bleak, biting labor: withal a foggy brain: and he could not hear the dinosaurs outside go wheezing up and down because he was too preoccupied in his work. The egg-shaped lights on his tree flickered, reminding him that it was past … Continue reading The Tale of Aberdnezer Scrooge
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year because I can stuff myself with BOOKS! Now, I know I’ve been griping about how I’m sick of eating books, but that was a week ago, and these books are specially cooked. As you can see from the picture, my family has quite the feast … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from the Createtus Period!
Are you enjoying NaNoWriMo? I hope so, because I’m not. I’m already two weeks into NaNoWriMo and my word count is up to 40,000. My book-eating count is up to 50,000. And my energy count is down to zero. I can’t believe it, but I’m sick of eating books. And even more of writing books. … Continue reading 14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing
I've always wondered where you non-writing people got the notion that most writers like to drink coffee. My boss lady can’t stand it (though she does pleasantly sniff it from time to time). She doesn’t even drink coffee when it’s drowned in chocolate, smothered in sugar, pumped with syrups, and squirted with a whole can … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career