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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Info, smiles, and truisms

cj Sez: I know. I’m supposed to post an interesting and informative blog for our Lyrical Pens followers. I thought I had this week’s post almost done, except for the art, and procrastinated finishing it (or I could blame the cats who insist on sitting in my lap, which means I cannot move until they do).

  Upon re-reading the work I’d done, I decided the info was better suited for next week. So today, I’ll pass along some smiles and truisms that show up with regularity on my Facebook page.
I am a multitasking procrastinator.  I can put off several things at once.
Noun-verb agreements:  I write. You write. He writes. She writes. They write.  We all revise.
It’s funny how Red, White, and Blue represent freedom . . . until they’re flashing behind you.
A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.
I am a professional writer. I can tell lies with a straight face. But I’m a piker when it comes to atoms. You can’t trust them. They make up everything.
Martin Rooney: “Your life will not be measured by the things you started but by the few you finished.”
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
At two a.m.: "I need to stop, I whispered to myself as I started another chapter." (cj Sez: That’s the book I hope to write one day.)
I am currently unsupervised. I know. It freaks me out, too . . . but the possibilities are endless!
Diablo Cody: “I don’t have a formal rewrite process. I just compulsively groom and re-groom scenes like a cat with OCD.”  (cj Sez: My method exactly.)
We are all precious in the sight of the Lord. He may shake His head a lot, but we’re still precious.


  For readers and writers: Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE. . . March 23, 2024 . . . for an upcoming one-day reader and writer event—

  The Mobile Literary Festival at Mobile’s Ben May Library in conjunction with the Mobile Writers’ Guild. Published authors will present panels on character development, setting, marketing, and plotting. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a book and have it signed by the author! And best of all, this amazing literary festival is FREE. 
For more information, click this link: 

For grins:
“Let me know how that works out.”

“The difference between genius and stupid is that genius has its limits.”          Albert Einstein


  Okay, that’s it for today. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for a happy and safe you and yours.


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  Also for your to-be-read stack: My novels, THE DAWGSTAR and DEATH ON THE YAMPA are fast-paced, thriller/suspense stories with a strong female protagonist, sassy banter, and a touch of romance. The books are available on Amazon or through your favorite eTailer and bookstore. Got a library card? You can read the ebooks free from Hoopla.

  The Haunted Book Shop has signed copies of my paperback books in stock. TO ORDER, contact:  If they happen to be sold out, shoot me an email. I have a small stash (for a discounted price plus shipping.

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